(Mis) use of factor analysis in the study of insulin resistance syndrome: the authors respond (Correspondence)

DA Lawlor, S Ebrahim, MT May, G Davey Smith

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Abstract

We are reassured that correspondents' views (1–3)—that exploratory factor analysis should be treated with caution—coincide with our position (4). We do not say that factor analysis can be used to determine whether a syndrome exists, as Hanley et al. (1) suggest, although it might be implied by the poorly worded section subtitle in our paper. Our starting point was to consider each of the important questions to be . . .
Translated title of the contribution(Mis)use of factor analysis in the study of insulin resistance syndrome
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923 - 923
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Volume162(9)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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