footnote to Bill's factor discussion

R. A. Neimeyer, U of Memphis (neimeyerra@MSUVX1.MEMPHIS.EDU)
Tue, 05 Mar 1996 18:50:52 -0600

This is not intended to be anything more than a footnote to Bill's=
discussion of the legitimacy of factor analyses of grid results,=
particulary the practice of using two dimensional plots for interpretive
purposes. Because it is only now being translated to English, some=
of you
may not know that the Gridcor program designed by Guillem Feixas=
and Jos=E9
Manuel Cornejo Alvarez presents visual printouts of each factor separately,
with elements distributed (in capitals) along each axis, with constructs
loading on that dimension also inserted. While it is probably not=
panacea (and indeed may be a feature shared by other programs), this=
provide a partial antidote to the assumption that two factors are=
(orthoganally) in the respondent's system.

Just a thought.

Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-4680
FAX (901) 678-2579