, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 185–190 | Cite as

Relationships between two systems of factor analysis

  • C. W. Harris


Considering only population values, it is shown that the complete set of factors of a correlation matrix with units in the diagonal cells may be transformed into the factors derived by factoring these correlations with communalities in the diagonal cells. When the correlations are regarded as observed values, the common factors derived as a transformation of the complete set of factors of the correlation matrix with units in the diagonal cells satisfy Lawley's requirement for a maximum likelihood solution and are a first approximation to Rao's canonical factors.


Public Policy Correlation Matrix Statistical Theory Common Factor Canonical Factor 
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© Psychometric Society 1956

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. W. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WisconsinUSA

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