Factor Analysis, Statistical
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A set of statistical methods for analyzing the correlations among several variables in order to estimate the number of fundamental dimensions that underlie the observed data and to describe and measure those dimensions. It is used frequently in the development of scoring systems for rating scales and questionnaires.
Descriptor ID 
D005163

MeSH Number(s) 
E05.318.740.400 N05.715.360.750.350 N06.850.520.830.400

Concept/Terms 
Factor Analysis, Statistical Factor Analysis, Statistical
 Analysis, Statistical Factor
 Analyses, Statistical Factor
 Factor Analyses, Statistical
 Statistical Factor Analyses
 Statistical Factor Analysis

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