Indicator Variables

Some articles on variables, indicator:

Practical Implementation - Type of Factor Analysis
... is used to uncover the underlying structure of a relatively large set of variables ... The researcher's a priori assumption is that any indicator may be associated with any factor ... analysis (CFA) seeks to determine if the number of factors and the loadings of measured (indicator) variables on them conform to what is expected on the basis of pre-established theory ...

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