A Practical Introduction to Factor Analysis

Location:  IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles 90095
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This workshop will give a practical overview of exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory (CFA) factor analysis. EFA topics to be covered include factor extraction, principal components analysis, estimation methods, factor rotation, refining the factor structure, and generating factor scores for subsequent analyses. The latter portion of the seminar will introduce CFA topics such as identification and model fit, and present examples of a one, two and second order factor structure. SPSS will be used for the EFA portion of the seminar and Mplus will be used for the CFA portion.