hypernym (factor analysis IS A KIND OF .... relation)

any of several methods for reducing correlational data to a smaller number of dimensions or factors; beginning with a correlation matrix a small number of components or factors are extracted that are regarded as the basic variables that account for the interrelations observed in the data(noun.cognition)

a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate po more..a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters(noun.cognition)