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Practical Interpretation of PCAs for a supplier analysis

I am using PCA to validate and research a set of 13 suppliers of products against a set of about 50 variables and performance indicators against an ideal "wish"-Supplier, mostly based on G. ...
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Creating sub categories

I have data we have collected quarterly over the last two years from two organisations. They are collected via the use of 29 questions. For each organisation, there are about 500 answers per question. ...
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Determine which factor is responsible for a change in a top-line business metric?

Are there any techniques for determining which factor(s) is (are) responsible for a change in a top-line business metric? E.g., revenue drops - but was it because of a drop in global visitors, or ...
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Why are correlation matrices used versus a matrix of R^2 values?

I'm relatively new to DS, so forgive me if this is a dumb question or in the wrong forum When evaluating features it seems that almost everywhere a correlation matrix is used ...
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Why is Regularization after PCA or Factor Analysis a bad idea?

I have done Factor Analysis on my data and applied various machine learning models on it. I particularly find it giving high MSE value for Ridge and Lasso Regression compared to other models. I want ...
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What conclusion can I get when the variable is influenced by other but there isn't any correlation?

I am doing an analytic exploratory analysis. If the target is a continuous variable and the attributes are all categorical (discrete values), in order to know if exist any influence on the target from ...
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Factor Analysis with Mixed Data Concurrent Approach with PCAmixdata in R

I am trying to perform Factor Analysis over Mixed Data using R with PCAmixdata package. My dataset is huge with almost 115000 records and almost 40 features of both categorical and continuous. When I ...
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SEM (Structural Equation Modelling) with Exploratory Factor Analysis

Problem Statement: I need to do some Structural Equation Modelling at work to get the main factors in a marketing survey data-set. There are no assumed equations to perform SEM on so what would be ...