factor analysis

Tue, 05 Dec 1995 13:40:31 -0600 (CST)

I have a question about reporting statistical information in a manuscript. I
performed a principal components factor analysis on the ways subjects rated
a vignette character along 40 bipolar dimensions. I used an ablique rotation.
What I am uncertain of (nobody seems to be able to answer this w/certainty)
is what data I need to report in a table presenting the factor analysis'
results. Do I simply list the factor loadings, or do I also need to include
communality scores (I know I would need to include communality scores if it
were an orthogonal rotation, but do I still need to do so when using an
oblique rotation?)?

Any assistance would be much appreciated! I am trying to get the manuscript
containing this data sent off for review before I go on Winter Break!

Thanks everyone!


Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D.
Dept. of Psychology
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
(615) 963-5158
e-mail: raskinj@HARPO.TNSTATE.EDU