is the mathematical process during which a larger set of variables is reduced to better accommodate the experimental design to a smaller group of variables which are then actively reported.

FACTOR ANALYSIS: "One of the many methods of analysing factors, is through the process of factor analysis which is based on removing any unecessary factors out of the larger pool."
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