chapter  16
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Principal Components Analysis and Factor Analysis: Olympic Decathlon and Statements about Pain

For the decathlon data we will investigate ways of displaying the data graphically, and, in addition, see how a statistical approach to assigning an overall score agrees with the score shown in Table 16.1, which is calculated using a series of standard conversion tables for each event. For the pain data, the main question of interest is regarding what is the underlying structure of the pain statements.