Varieties of Factor Models in Relation to Scientific Models

  • Raymond B. Cattell


It is desirable at this point to reiterate the distinctions between a scientific model, an analysis model, and a factor extraction procedure. A scientific model is by no means confined to the factor domain. It can be any thing that we can set up in definite, testable form, couched in mechanical, or mathematical, or chemical or biological, etc., form. It is some precisely defined set of relations to which we suppose there is an analogy in the working relations of the data.


Factor Model Factor Score Path Analysis Path Coefficient Canonical Correlation 
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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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