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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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The Kaiser-Mayer-Oklin (KMO) value was .854, exceeding the recommended value of .6 (Kaiser, 1970), and Barlett's Test of Sphericity reached statistical significance of X2 (78) = 1215.188, p < .001, supported the factorability of the correlation matrix.
In the factorial analysis, the KMO index (0,868) and Bartlett's sphericity test [[chi square] (78) = 120.656, p < 0.001] are considered worthy, and the factorability matrix can be checked.
The KMO was mediocre at 0.54, but Bartlett's test of sphericity was significant at 0.000, indicating adequacy for item factorability (Field, 2009).
Bartlett's test of sphericity ([chi square] = 7898.648, df = 435, p = 0.001) indicated significant correlations among the items/questions and provided support for the factorability of the data.
In this subsection we will see how the study of the factorability of scalar and matrix functions is related to the invertibility of certain classes of singular integral operators and, consequently, to the study of its spectra.
Another important approach to determine the factorability of this study's data is to conduct the Bartlett test of sphericity.
In addition to the normality test, the results of the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) test (.685) and Bartlett's test of sphericity (BTS) ([chi square] = 764.008; df = 91; p < .001) indicated the dataset was adequate for factorability analysis.
Bartlett's test of Sphericity remained statistically significant indicating that variables were adequately correlated and supporting the factorability of the correlation matrix.
The Kaiser-Meyer-Oklin value was established as 0.81, exceeding the recommended value of 0.6, and Bartlett's Test of Sphericity reached statistical significance, supporting the factorability of the correlation matrix.
Bartlett's test of sphericity (P < 0.05) and the Kaiser-Meyer-Oklin measure of sampling adequacy (KMO index > 0.6) were used to assess the factorability of the data.
To assess the factorability of the data, Bartlett's test of sphericity and the Kaiser-Meyer-Oklin (KMO) measure of sampling adequacy test have been also performed and these tests conform that the PCA is appropriate.
The Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin measure of sampling adequacy (.848) indicated satisfactory factorability of the correlation matrix.