About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 8208-8216
Publication year: 2020
ISBN: 978-84-09-17939-8
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2020.2241

Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain

EVALUATION OF FACTOR ANALYSIS METHODS: STUDENT FEEDBACK CASE STUDY

M. Novak, B. Šlibar, D. Kermek, N. Begičević

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics (CROATIA)
The questionnaire for acquiring student feedback about course satisfaction which have been used in a graduate course for more than ten years is analysed within this study. The questionnaire contains different type of questions, but only multiple choice questions are analysed. Questions were analysed using Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) in order to find the core factors which are sufficient for assessment of overall student satisfaction with the course. The process of choosing multivariate analysis technique was automated using the R system. The main motivation to conduct this research is reduction of questions in the questionnaire to those that are the most important. Before we can start analysing one must decide which EFA method to use. Therefore, the research is directed to the comparison of different EFA methods in combination of different types of rotations for finding the most suitable EFA method for analysing student questionnaires. According to the results of the analysis, all methods (i.e. PCA, PAF, ML) perform better in combination with Promax rotation. Although, the Common Factor Analysis methods (i.e. PAF, ML) group the variables better into the factors, the Component Model method (i.e. PCA) explains more of the cumulative variance.
@InProceedings{NOVAK2020EVA,
author = {Novak, M. and Šlibar, B. and Kermek, D. and Begičević, N.},
title = {EVALUATION OF FACTOR ANALYSIS METHODS: STUDENT FEEDBACK CASE STUDY},
series = {14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2020 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-17939-8},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2020.2241},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2020.2241},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2020},
year = {2020},
pages = {8208-8216}}
TY - CONF
AU - M. Novak AU - B. Šlibar AU - D. Kermek AU - N. Begičević
TI - EVALUATION OF FACTOR ANALYSIS METHODS: STUDENT FEEDBACK CASE STUDY
SN - 978-84-09-17939-8/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2020.2241
PY - 2020
Y1 - 2-4 March, 2020
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2020 Proceedings
SP - 8208
EP - 8216
ER -
M. Novak, B. Šlibar, D. Kermek, N. Begičević (2020) EVALUATION OF FACTOR ANALYSIS METHODS: STUDENT FEEDBACK CASE STUDY, INTED2020 Proceedings, pp. 8208-8216.
User:
Pass: