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    EFA with fixed number of factors

    Hi everybody, I few days ago I posted the following question in another section of the Forum but didn't get any answer. I thought I might have asked it in the wrong section. So I post it here again. I'll be very grateful if you answer. When should one use exploratory factor analysis with a...
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    Scree plot interpretation

    Thanks for your help.
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    EFA with a fixed number of factors

    Hello I posted this a few days ago on Psychology Statistics section of the forum but nobody answered. I thought maybe I posted it in the wrong section. I'll be very thankful for comments. When should one use exploratory factor analysis with a fixed number of factors? If we know a priori the...
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    Scree plot interpretation

    Dear All, Interpreting Scree plots to decide on the number of factors in EFA is very subjective and difficult. May I possibly know your conclusion on the number of factors to retain based on the attached plot? I'll be very appreciated. Best Anthony
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    EFA with a fixed number of factors

    Hello When should one use exploratory factor analysis with a fixed number of factors? If we know a priori the number of factors, then we use confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). On what basis do we decide if we need EFA with a fixed number of factors or CFA? Best Anthony
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    Random sample file

    Thanks Karabiner, I saved the file and saw that a new variable named 'filter_$' is created. The selected cases have a value of 1 and deleted cases 0. Thanks a million. Anthony
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    Random sample file

    Hi I want to select a random sample from a larger sample in SPSS. I am familiar with: Select Cases-------> Random Sample of Cases…. Using this procedure, some cases are crossed out and the analyses are performed on the selected cases. However, I want the selected cases in a separate SPSS file...
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    One-way ANOVA with string variables as factor

    Dear all, I want to do one-way ANOVA. I have a set of numerical and string variables. When I want to select one of my string variables and move it to 'Factor' to do 1-way ANOVA I can't see it. I mean the string variables are not listed. What does this mean? Thanks for any help in advance. Anthony