Two studies were used as examples that examined issues of dimensionality, accuracy, and parsimony in educational research via the use of predictive discriminant analysis and factor analysis. Using a two-group problem, study 1 looked at how accurately group membership could be predicted from subjects’ test scores. Study 2 looked at the dimensionality structure of an instrument and if it developed constructs that would measure theorized domains.
Walker, David A.
"Validation Studies: Matters Of Dimensionality, Accuracy, And Parsimony With Predictive Discriminant Analysis And Factor Analysis,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 3
, Article 19.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol3/iss1/19