Using the Shi et al. (2017) article from this week’s readings and a published study in which factor analysis was used, please compare and contrast the two articles. Please address the following:
- Provide a brief introduction to the assignment.
- Summarize each article in about a paragraph.
- Compare and contrast the two articles.
- Discuss how factor analysis is employed in your area of research interest. Provide an example of a study in your area of interest (in addition to the one you found to contrast with Shi et al.) that used either exploratory or confirmatory factor analysis.
- Provide a brief conclusion to this work.
Length: 4 pages
References: At least 3 scholarly sources
Your manuscript should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.