# Factor Analysis

There is a good series of "cowboy-style" youtube videos on factor analysis.

*Factor Analysis - An Introduction (Part 1):*

*Factor Analysis - Assumptions (Part 2):*

*Factor Analysis - Research Questions (Part 3):*

*Factor Analysis - Using SPSS (Part 4):*

*Factor Analysis - Interpreting the Readout (Part 5):*

*Factor Analysis - Examining Factor Loadings (Part 6):*

As I am a fan of the R software (or R Studio, both of which are available as free software), here is a video on how to perform factor analysis in R by Edward Boone:

*Exploratory Factor Analysis in R:*

In a separate video he also explains principal component analysis (PCA):

For the necessary mathematical background, I really enjoy Ben Lampert's youtube videos on various statistics topics. His explanations are just easy to understand and follow. Here are a few great introductory videos on factor analysis.

*Factor Analysis - An Introduction*

*Factor Analysis - Model Representation - Part 1*

*Factor Analysis - Model Representation - Part 2*

*Factor Analysis - Model Representation - Part 3*

*Factor Analysis - Model Representation - Part 4*

These four videos are just the introduction to the topic. There is a whole playlist on factor analysis covering much more.