The algebra of factorial indeterminancy

Research paper by Emil F. Heermann

Indexed on: 01 Dec '66Published on: 01 Dec '66Published in: Psychometrika


Certain properties and consequences of factor indeterminancy are deduced from an orthogonal transformation derived by Ledermann [5]. The first deduction is the matrix of cosines between maximally distinct factor axes which represent the same factor solution. This result is used to investigate the indeterminancy of factor extensions.