Other Person-Centered Methods Serving as Complimentary Tools to CFA

  • Mark Stemmler
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This chapter explains the use of other person-centered methods as complimentary tools to CFA. Among them are CHAID-model (Chi-Square Automatic Interaction Detection) as a model for contrasting groups, latent class analysis (LCA) which is comparable to a factor analysis using categorical variables and (multiple) correspondence analysis (CA) which is a technique for dimensional reduction and perceptual mapping. Using small data examples, the essence of each statistical method is explained and its close relationship to CFA is demonstrated. CFA may always be used as a complimentary tool offering additional insight into the data.


Life Satisfaction Correspondence Analysis Latent Class Latent Class Analysis Multiple Correspondence Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Stemmler
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  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyFriedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)ErlangenGermany

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