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Principal Components and Factor Analysis: Part III - What is Factor Analysis?

Summary: Principal components and factor analysis are two techniques that are finding increasing application among quality engineers who are concerned with processes with more than one response variable. In this third and concluding part of a three-part series, the technique of factor analysis is presented and compared with principal components to show its similarities and differences.

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  • Topics: Statistics, Design of Experiments
  • Keywords: Statistics,Factor analysis,Principal components
  • Author: Jackson, J. Edward
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology