is a term associated with factor analysis, in that factor rotation is the repositioning of factors to a newer, more interpretable configuration by a set of mathematically unique and specific transformations.

FACTOR ROTATION: "By placing factors on an axis and then transforming them mathematically, we're performing factor rotation - this occurs primarily within factor analysis."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FACTOR ROTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/factor-rotation/ (accessed October 21, 2021).