, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 375–378 | Cite as

On the relationship between ratio of number of variables to number of factors and factorial determinacy

  • Edward P. Meyer


It is shown that an important distinction can be made between determinacy of common-factors and determinacy of unique-factors and that determinacy can be used as a criterion to establish a lower bound for the ratio of number of variables to number of factors necessary if specified levels of common- and unique-factor determinacy are to be attained.


Public Policy Statistical Theory Factorial Determinacy Important Distinction 
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© Psychometric Society 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward P. Meyer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Illinois Drug Abuse ProgramUSA

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