, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 31-36

An index of factorial simplicity

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An index of factorial simplicity, employing the quartimax transformational criteria of Carroll, Wrigley and Neuhaus, and Saunders, is developed. This index is both for each row separately and for a factor pattern matrix as a whole. The index varies between zero and one. The problem of calibrating the index is discussed.

The research reported in this paper was supported in part by the Office of Computing Activities, National Science Foundation.