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A computer program for simultaneously factor analyzing dispersion matrices obtained from independent groups is described. This program is useful when a battery of tests has been administered to samples of examinees from several populations and one wants to study similarities and differences in factor structure between the different populations. (CK

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DOCUMENT lESIME ED 055 109 AUTHOR TITLE INSTITUTION PUB DATE NOTE EDRS PRICE DESCRIPTORS TM 000 836 Van Thillo, Marielle; Joreskog, Karl G. SIFASP: A General Computer Program for Simultaneous Factor Analysis in Several Populations. Educationa Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. Nov 70 59p. MF-$0.65 HC-$3.29 *Computer Programs; Factor Analysis; *Factor Structure; Hypothesis Testing; *Mathematical Models; *Research Methodology; *Sampling; Statistical Analysis ABSTRACT A computer program for simultaneously factor analyzing dispersion matrices obtained from independent groups is described.
This program is useful when a battery of tests has been administered to samples of examinees from several populations and one wants to study similarities and differences in factor structure between the different populations.
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE OFFICE OF EDUCATION THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REPRODUCED EXACTLY AS RECENED FROM THE PERSON en GRGANIZATION ORIG- RB -70 -62 INATING IT.
PLAmTS OF VIEW OR OPIN- IONS STATED 00 NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT OFFICIAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION POSITION OR POLICY. SIFASP A GENEZAL COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SIMULTANEOUS FACTOR ANALYSIS IN SEVERAL POPULATIONS Marielle van Thillo and Karl G.
Jgreskog This Bulletin is a draft for interoffiLe circulation. co Corrections and suggestions for revision ar 00 The Bulletin should not be cited as a reference without the specific permission of the authors. solicited. It is automati- cally superseded upon formal publication of the material. Educational Testing Service wr:1 El-4 Princeton, New Jersey NoveMber 1970 SIFASP A General Computer Program for Simultaneous Factor Analysis in Several Populations 1. 1.1 Introduction The General Model We shall describe a computer program for simultaneously factor analyzing dispersion matrices obtained from independent groups. A common situation, when this program will be useful, is when a battery of tests has been administered to ...





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