HyperDic: factor_analysis

English > 1 sense of the expression factor analysis:
NOUNcognitionfactor analysisany of several methods for reducing correlational data to a smaller number of dimensions or factors
English > factor analysis: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAny of several methods for reducing correlational data to a smaller number of dimensions or factors; beginning with a correlation matrix a small number of components or factors are extracted that are regarded as the basic variables that account for the interrelations observed in the data.
CategorystatisticsA branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
Broadercorrelational analysisThe use of statistical correlation to evaluate the strength of the relations between variables
Adjectivesfactor analytical, factor analyticof or relating to or the product of factor analysis
Verbsfactor analyzeto perform a factor analysis of correlational data

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