Also known as common factor analysis, principal-axis factor analysis attempts to find the least number of factors accounting for the common variance of a set of variables.

PRINCIPAL-AXIS FACTOR ANALYSIS: "Principal-axis factor analysis attempts to simplify common variance amongst a set of different variables."

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