Q-factor analysis

English translation: a type of analysis

10:27 Feb 26, 2000
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English term or phrase: Q-factor analysis
Context:
\"They use a Q-factor analysis of the responses given by teachers to the descriptions of teaching activities, and find that they can be divided into two groups corresponding to the theoretical distinction they have previously outlined.\"
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English translation:a type of analysis
Explanation:
Q factor analysis involves factoring observations rather than variables. In many ways, it bears more resemblance to cluster analysis than it does to factor analysis. Basically, you have to transpose the data matrix so that the rows are the variables and the columns are the observations.

http://facstaff.uww.edu/cottlec/QArchive/Bps.htm
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q-factor analysis
a type of analysis


Explanation:
Q factor analysis involves factoring observations rather than variables. In many ways, it bears more resemblance to cluster analysis than it does to factor analysis. Basically, you have to transpose the data matrix so that the rows are the variables and the columns are the observations.

http://facstaff.uww.edu/cottlec/QArchive/Bps.htm

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