The orthogonal approximation of an oblique structure in factor analysis
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A procedure is derived for obtaining an orthogonal transformation which most nearly transforms one given matrix into another given matrix, according to some least-squares criterion of fit. From this procedure, three analytic methods are derived for obtaining an orthogonal factor matrix which closely approximates a given oblique factor matrix. The case is considered of approximating a specified subset of oblique vectors by orthogonal vectors.
KeywordsPublic Policy Statistical Theory Factor Matrix Orthogonal Transformation Orthogonal Vector
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