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Multivariate Statistical Techniques in Neuropsychology: II. Comparison of Number of Factors Rules with the Motor Scale of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery.
International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Franzen D. Michael
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-1984
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Abstract
Discusses the relative advantages of statistical rules, mathematical models, and empirical methods in deciding the appropriate number of factors to be extracted in a factor analysis. The use of these approaches is illustrated using data from 125 normals and 375 brain-damaged and psychiatric patients on the Motor scale of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. It is recommended that researchers accept a slightly larger number of factors rather than omit a possibly substantive factor and that at least 2 of the following 3 rules be used: scree test, parallel analysis, and percent variance. (15 ref)
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Franzen D. Michael and Charles J. Golden. "Multivariate Statistical Techniques in Neuropsychology: II. Comparison of Number of Factors Rules with the Motor Scale of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery." International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology Vol. 6 Iss. 3 (1984) p. 165 - 171
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/124/