Fabian Kostadinov

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.

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