# How to report a exploratory factor analysis

What is stated first?
The total number of students that completed the questionaire and how many items were in the questionaire
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What is next stated?
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What was then stated?
What the questionnaire involved
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What is then stated?
The means and standard deviations
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What is then stated about the skew
What direction the skew was going in and whether this was equal across all items
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However, what would the skew not do?
Affect the results due to a large sample size
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What is then considered?
Pre-analysis checks
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What is the first preanalysis check?
The ratio of participants to items (>95:1) and the minimum number of participants (100) were exceeded
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What is the second preanalysis check
What the communalities number was and the number of participants exceeded required (500) minimum
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What is then stated?
The Kaiser Meyer Olkin test, measure the sampling adequacy exceeded minimum (.5) indicating that the correlations had some variability
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What test had to be found significant?
Bartlett's test of sphericity was significant (p
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What is the final exploratory factor analysis solution?
Varimax (Orthogonal rotation) indicated that a two factor model best explained the observed pattern of correlations.
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What is the minimum recommended?
Ratio of items to factors (4:1) was met and the minimum required ratio of participants to factors was exceeded (>380:1)
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What is then stated?
Factor extraction
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What rule?
K1 rule, scree plot and parallel analysis
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What would be indicated from these tests?
What solution would be suitable
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How would you know?
The eigenvalues would be above 1
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What is the point of inflection?
Scree test
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The observed eigenvalues what?
Stopped exceeding the random eigenvalues at 2 factors (Parallel analysis)
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What did the first extracted factor account for?
41.6% of the variance and second 15.1%, thus two factors together account for 56.7% of the observed variability
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