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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Olga Kim
Comparative Analysis of Factor Extraction Methods in Factor Analysis in the Case of Democracy's Image
Sociology
(Bachelor’s programme)
7
2016
This study is intended to provide researchers with empirically derived guidelines for conducting factor analytic studies in different research contexts. To achieve this study’s objective, principal component analysis, unweighted least squares, generalized least squares, maximum likelihood, principal axis factoring, alpha factoring, image factoring extraction models were subjected to the one research context – democracy image. As a result of the study theoretically and empirically justified algorithm of choosing proper factor extraction method in factor analysis, based on the specifics of particular study is created.

Suggested studies for future would incorporate the limiting constraints associated with this study into methodological studies to extend the generalizability of conclusions and recommendations into areas that are beyond the scope of this paper.

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