# Q-factor analysis

## English translation: a type of analysis

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 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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