ISSR Methodology Workshop | Introduction to Exploratory Factor Analysis Using SPSS and Confirmatory Factor Analysis with SPSS Amos

Event date/time: 

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst

Instructor: Qiong Chen


Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) can be used to group variables according to their shared and unique variances. It is useful in identifying dimensions of an index/scale, understanding the structure of a large set of variables, and reducing the variables to a more manageable size while retaining as much of the original information as possible. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), on the other hand, is theory-driven. CFA can be used to test hypotheses about a particular factor structure. In this workshop we will introduce how to perform EFA using SPSS and CFA using SPSS Amos.

Learning objectives | By the end of this workshop, participants will know:

  • When to use EFA and CFA.
  • How to run factor analysis in SPSS.
  • How to interpret SPSS output.