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Dandelion plot: a method for the visualization of R-mode exploratory factor analyses

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  • Artür Manukyan

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  • Erhan Çene

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  • Ahmet Sedef

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  • Ibrahim Demir

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One of the important aspects of exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is to discover underlying structures in real life problems. Especially, R-mode methods of EFA aim to investigate the relationship between variables. Visualizing an efficient EFA model is as important as obtaining one. A good graph of an EFA should be simple, informative and easy to interpret. A few number of visualization methods exist. Dandelion plot, a novel method of visualization for R-mode EFA, is used in this study, providing a more effective representation of factors. With this method, factor variances and factor loadings can be plotted on a single window. The representation of both positivity and negativity among factor loadings is another strength of the method. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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  • Artür Manukyan & Erhan Çene & Ahmet Sedef & Ibrahim Demir, 2014. "Dandelion plot: a method for the visualization of R-mode exploratory factor analyses," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 29(6), pages 1769-1791, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:compst:v:29:y:2014:i:6:p:1769-1791
    DOI: 10.1007/s00180-014-0518-x
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    EFA; Data visualization; R-mode methods;

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