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Factor Analysis, Statistical

"Factor Analysis, Statistical" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A set of statistical methods for analyzing the correlations among several variables in order to estimate the number of fundamental dimensions that underlie the observed data and to describe and measure those dimensions. It is used frequently in the development of scoring systems for rating scales and questionnaires.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Factor Analysis, Statistical" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Factor Analysis, Statistical" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 546 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 51 publications in 2015
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.