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"Dr. Babones has brought together an important collection of articles on latent variables and factor analysis that applied researcher and practitioners will find essential for understanding methodological foundations, as well as relevant applications. This is necessary in a time when the amount of information on factor analysis can be overwhelming for both beginners and experts alike.”
"This collection is a wonderful resource for students who are planning to learn about this important method. The carefully-chosen papers and the editor’s introductory essays will greatly facilitate self-study in this field. Beginners will save substantial time to get the right direction in learning, especially when courses and workshops on factor analyses are not available. Meanwhile, the collection is also a valuable reader for instructors to teach these methods.
These volumes provide a fine historical and comprehensive coverage of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The theory and practical use of factor analysis are both superbly presented. At the same time, special attention is given to foundation issues in measurement, and how factor analysis relates to these issues. Researchers, students, and faculty members will find these volumes essential aids in deepening and broadening their knowledge and skills.
This is a carefully-selected and well-balanced set of key articles covering a wide range of issues in factor analysis and latent variable modeling. What is particularly impressive is the inclusion of "classic" papers from several disciplines that have shaped or even revolutionalized thinking on measurement and modeling. Both novice and experienced researchers across disciplines will strongly benefit from consulting this comprehensive reference work. Congratulations for putting together such an an excellent resource.