Example Syntax and Output
To get started, let’s review the syntax and output to produce a factor analysis of the engineering data (example data set 1 in Example data sets). We will use iterated PAF extraction and ask SAS to extract two factors since the items in the data generally represent two scales (please note, in Chapter 3 we will discuss the criteria to determine the number of factors to extract. The syntax to do this is presented below.
proc factor data = engdata nfactors = 2 method = PRINIT priors = SMC; var EngProbSolv1 EngProbSolv2 EngProbSolv3 EngProbSolv4 EngProbSolv5 EngProbSolv6 EngProbSolv7 EngProbSolv8 INTERESTeng1 INTERESTeng2 INTERESTeng3 INTERESTeng4 INTERESTeng5 INTERESTeng6; run;
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