Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Schuyler W. Huck, Hamparsum Bozdogan
Tricia McClam, Russell Zaretzki
The dissertation intends to develop a new approach to the identification of the best factor pattern structure. This new approach is a multivariate regression analysis where factor scores are regressed on original variables. The dissertation shows the versatility of information model selection criteria, Bozdogan's ICOMP- type criteria in particular, in two types of modeling problems: determining the number of factors in factor analysis and working as the fitness function for Genetic Algorithm.
Yang, Hongwei, "Learning Confirmatory Patterns in Exploratory Factor Analysis Using ICOMP and Genetic Algorithm. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2008.