Statistics & Research Methods-Factor Analysis (CBSE-NET (UGC) Psychology (Paper-II & Paper-III)): Questions 1 - 4 of 22

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Question number: 1

» Statistics & Research Methods » Factor Analysis

Appeared in Year: 2014

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Assertion (Ꭺ)

Promax-rotated factors cannot be subjected to higher-order factor analysis.

Reason (Ꭱ)

Promax rotation results in oblique factors.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false

b.

Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false

c.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ

d.

Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true

Passage

Instructions for the questions below. Read the following paragraph and answer the five questions that follow:

An anxiety researcher, working in the interaction model of anxiety, wanted to factor analyzes anxiety-producing situations. He had a hunch that anxiety-producing situations would broadly belong to two categories - inter-personal-evaluative and physically-threatening. His tool, assessing situation-specific anxiety, had 14 situations. For each situation, the subject was required to indicate on 11 five-point rating scales as to how he or she would respond in that situation. Thus for each situation scale, the minimum score would be 11 and the maximum score would be 55. The correlation matrix among the 14 situation scales was formed. Two factor analyses were carried out on this correlation matrix. In the first factor analysis, unities were retained in the diagonal spaces of the correlation matrix and the un-rotated factors were extracted. Using Cattell’s scree plot, three factors were retained for rotation. The rotated factors had - small or moderate inter-factor correlations. In the second factor analysis, appropriate communality estimates were inserted in the diagonal spaces of the correlation matrix and the three factors were rotated using the same rotation method, used in the same factor analysis.

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» Statistics & Research Methods » Factor Analysis

Appeared in Year: 2014

MCQ▾

Question

Cattell’s scree plot is a (December)

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Plot of the order of the factors on X axes and the factor loading on Y axis.

b.

Plot of the order of Eigen values on X axis and the actual Eigen values of the reduced correlation matrix on Y axis.

c.

Plot of the order of Eigen values on X axis and the actual Eigen values of the unreduced correlation matrix on Y axis.

d.

Plot displaying variables using the first two factor as axes.

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Appeared in Year: 2014

MCQ▾

Question

Out of the following four factor rotation methods, which method/s can yield the above results? (December)

1. Oblimin rotation

2. Varimax rotation

3. Promax rotation

4. Quartimax rotation

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

1 and 3 only

b.

1 and 2 only

c.

1 only

d.

3 and 4 only

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Appeared in Year: 2014

MCQ▾

Question

In the first factor analysis, while factor analyzing the 14 x 14 correlation matrix, which one of the following four factor extraction method, has probably been used? (December)

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Confirmatory factor analysis method

b.

Principal components method

c.

Maximum likelihood method

d.

Principal axes method

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