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The manifest association structure of the single-factor model: insights from partial correlations

Salgueiro, Maria de Fátima, Smith, Peter W.F. and McDonald, John W. (2008) The manifest association structure of the single-factor model: insights from partial correlations Psychometrika, 72, (4), pp. 655-670. (doi:10.1007/s11336-007-9037-9).

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The association structure between manifest variables arising from the single-factor model is investigated using partial correlations. The additional insights to the practitioner provided by partial correlations for detecting a single-factor model are discussed. The parameter space for the partial correlations is presented, as are the patterns of signs in a matrix containing the partial correlations that are not compatible with a single-factor model.

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Published date: 23 January 2008
Keywords: anti-image correlation matrix, elliptical tetrahedron, factor analysis, factor partial correlation, manifest partial correlation
Organisations: Social Statistics


Local EPrints ID: 51834
ISSN: 0033-3123
PURE UUID: df0f0df7-dd65-4b3a-9b8b-3e4a1d23cb87
ORCID for Peter W.F. Smith: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 03 Jun 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:47

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Author: Maria de Fátima Salgueiro
Author: John W. McDonald

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