Accession Number : AD0725125

Title :   Concept Formation, Systems Analysis and Factor Analysis in Political Science.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. for May 69,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Firestone,Joseph M.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Increasingly, factor analysis is gaining the attention of students of politics. With increased attention has come increased sophistication regarding the uses and understanding of philosophical and methodological phases of factor analysis research. Discussions of philosophical and methodological issues may well addressed to two issues: First, what is the character of concept formation and measurement involved in factor analytic research. Second, can the technique contribute to quantitative systems analysis of political phenomena. The paper offers some comments on these two issues. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, FACTOR ANALYSIS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE