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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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Orthogonality


core definition

Two factors are orthogonal when they are uncorrelated with each other.


explanatory context

 


analytical review

Rogers et al. (1984) state:

Linearly independent, orthogonal, and uncorrelated are three terms used to indicate lack of relationship between variables


associated issues

Rogers, J.L., Nicewander, W.A. and Toothaker, L., 1984, 'Linearly independent, orthogonal, and uncorrelated variables', American Statistician, 38(2), available at http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~bmomen/BIOM621/LineardepCorrOrthogonal.pdf, accessed 24 December 2016.

 


related areas

See also

factor analysis

multivariate analysis


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