UDC 311.2:004.9

ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF APPLYING OF FACTOR ANALYSIS TO SOCIAL DATA PROCESSING

Fomina Elena Evgenevna
Tver State Technical University
PhD in Technical Sciences, Assistant Professor of the department of informatics and applied mathematics

Abstract
The method of factor analysis belongs to the group of empirical research methods. It finds its application in many disciplines, widely used in psychology and sociology for information processing, obtained through surveys and questionnaires. However, the method has a number of limitations associated with metrizability raw data, which will be discussed in this article.

Keywords: dichotomous scale, factor analysis, nominal scale, ordinal scale, scaling


Category: 22.00.00 Sociology

Article reference:
About the possibility of applying of factor analysis to social data processing // Modern scientific researches and innovations. 2017. № 1 [Electronic journal]. URL: http://web.snauka.ru/en/issues/2017/01/77488

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