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Dandelion plot: a method for the visualization of R-mode exploratory factor analyses. (English) Zbl 1306.65096
Summary: 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.

65C60 Computational problems in statistics (MSC2010)
62H25 Factor analysis and principal components; correspondence analysis
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