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The choice of the best somatotype for a given sport using factor analysis

By Peter Bušík


This bachelor’s thesis deals with factor model, which is used for data reduction. The purpose is to find unobservable common factors, by which we are able to simply describe observed data. The thesis presents an estimation for parameters of factor analysis by the principal component method, a factor rotation by the varimax method and a way of estimating factor scores by the regression method. Using the computing programme STATISTICA, we apply the factor analysis on the data set, obtained in Korfball. Based on the results, we try to determine the best somatotype for players of this sport

Topics: factor analysis; common factors; korfball; factor rotation; factor loadings; principal component method; factor scores
Publisher: Vysoké učení technické v Brně. Fakulta strojního inženýrství
Year: 2012
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