Principal components analysis and factor analysis in geographical research

Some problems and issues

R. J. Johnston*

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Abstract

Four problems relating to the use of principal components analysis, based on correlation coefficients, are discussed with reference to geographical structures. The general conclusion is that the method is not suited to many geographical data sets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-44
Number of pages15
JournalSouth African Geographical Journal
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1977

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