, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 19–23 | Cite as

Determination of parameters of a functional relation by factor analysis

  • Ledyard R Tucker


Consideration is given to determination of parameters of a functional relation between two variables by the means of factor analysis techniques. If the function can be separated into a sum of products of functions of the individual parameters and corresponding functions of the independent variable, particular values of the functions of the parameters and of the functions of the independent variables might be found by factor analysis. Otherwise approximate solutions may be determined. These solutions may represent important results from experimental investigations.


Experimental Investigation Public Policy Approximate Solution Statistical Theory Individual Parameter 
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© Psychometric Society 1958

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ledyard R Tucker
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Princeton UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Educational Testing ServiceUSA

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