Accession Number:

AD0260672

Title:

MOLAR CORRELATIONAL ANALYSIS

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NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

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Report Date:

1960-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A methodology for solving problems by a process of correlational deductive logice is described. The essence of the method involves four main steps, 1 calculating the correlation matrix, 2 looking for a correlation pattern, 3 hypothesizing a factor structure to explain it, and 4 comparing the theoretical and empirical results. The second step of this process, going from a correlation pattern to a factor structure, is never mechanical. It always involves a psychological leap which, though it may be suggested by the correlation pattern, is never reequired by it. In fact, there are many occasions in which the hypothesizing of the factor structure precedes even the calculating of the correlations. A very considerable part of the book is devoted to the different types of structure and the correlation patterns which they generate. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE