Accession Number:

ADA169631

Title:

Three and Four Mode Factor Analysis with Application to ASVAB Data.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jul 83-12 Dec 85,

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The traditional factor analytic view of the PARAFAC model and its extension to a four mode situation with the derivation of the maximum likelihood estimation procedure by the generalized EM algorithm was presented. The four mode model was applied to six data matrices defined by three specialty, clerical, mechanical, and electrical, times two services, Air Force and Marine Corps and successfully recovered the usual four dimensional structure without any rotation. The specialty and service differences was expressed in terms of different weighting of the common factor structure. A model which allows us to compare the factor score means was also investigated. Keywords Bayesian Factor Analysis Four Mode Factor Analysis ASVAB Factor Analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE