The Position of Factor Analysis in Psychological Research

  • Raymond B. Cattell


The student of psychology lives today in that exciting phase of the sociobiological sciences wherein genuine quantitative laws have at last begun to emerge. The prequantitative phase of shrewd literary observation and of penetrating clinical intuition, gave us some useful theories; but the age of quantitative experiment places psychology with the more mature sciences. It promises deeper understanding and the practical effectiveness of precise models and equations.


CORAN Method Multivariate Design Salient Role Practical Effectiveness Historic Area 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond B. Cattell
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  1. 1.University of HawaiiUSA

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