PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS

Statistically, a technique that completely reproduces an interrelationship amongst many correlated variables with a smaller number of "principle components" that are mutually independent of one another . This technique is akin to factor analysis in its aims.

PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS: "Principal component analysis is an example of data reduction."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/principal-component-analysis/ (accessed July 15, 2018).
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