svyfactanal {survey} | R Documentation |
This function fits a factor analysis model or SEM, by maximum weighted likelihood.
svyfactanal(formula, design, factors, n = c("none", "sample", "degf","effective", "min.effective"), ...)
formula |
Model formula specifying the variables to use |
design |
Survey design object |
factors |
Number of factors to estimate |
n |
Sample size to be used for testing: see below |
... |
Other arguments to pass to |
The population covariance matrix is estimated by svyvar
and passed to factanal
Although fitting these models requires only the estimated covariance
matrix, inference requires a sample size. With n="sample"
, the sample size is taken to be
the number of observations; with n="degf"
, the survey degrees of
freedom as returned by degf
. Using "sample"
corresponds to standardizing weights to have mean 1, and is known to
result in anti-conservative tests.
The other two methods estimate an effective sample size for each
variable as the sample size where the standard error of a variance of a
Normal distribution would match the design-based standard error
estimated by svyvar
. With n="min.effective"
the
minimum sample size across the variables is used; with
n="effective"
the harmonic mean is used. For svyfactanal
the test of model adequacy is optional, and the default choice,
n="none"
, does not do the test.
An object of class factanal
.
The lavaan.survey
package fits structural equation models to complex samples using similar techniques.
data(api) dclus1<-svydesign(id=~dnum, weights=~pw, data=apiclus1, fpc=~fpc) svyfactanal(~api99+api00+hsg+meals+ell+emer, design=dclus1, factors=2) svyfactanal(~api99+api00+hsg+meals+ell+emer, design=dclus1, factors=2, n="effective") ##Population dat for comparison factanal(~api99+api00+hsg+meals+ell+emer, data=apipop, factors=2)