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The Log Report

PCQ for Windows saves a record of the activities from a session as a printable Log Report. The report contains a running record of activities, which are formatted as tables. It is designed to be an aid in the analysis process and can be imported by word processing programs since it is a plain text file.

Please note: the program does not automatically erase an existing log file. Instead, results from every session will be added to the existing file. This means that a log file will contain a dated sequential record of all activities associated with a study. For example, suppose you have completed an analysis using only Varimax rotated factors to generate the final tables. Later, you decide to perform a Judgmental Rotation on that data. The program will add the results from the judgmental rotation to the end of the existing log report file.

You will be given an option at the Wrap Dialog to erase the existing log file and replace it with the current results. If you choose to replace the log file, however, the new file will not contain tables associated with correlation and residuals.

A log report file may be edited in a text editor, such as Notepad. Text can be added, deleted or edited as you desire. If you save the file in the PCQ studies folder, the results of a new session with the data will be added to it. If you choose to save the file in another folder, the results of a new session will be saved in a new log report file in the PCQ studies folder.

Click here to view an example of a Final Log Report.

 

 

Log Report Tables
Default
When Generated

Properties and parameters of the study

Y

Start a New Study; after any change

Original Correlation Matrix

N

Before factors are extracted, when requested

Reflected Correlation Matrix

N

Before factors are extracted, when requested

Residuals Matrix

N

Before factors are extracted, when requested

Unrotated factor loadings

Y

Every time factors extracted

Rotated factor loadings

Y

Every time a rotation is completed

Individual summary for each factor

Y

Every time a rotation is completed

Scores for each item on all factors

Y

Every time a rotation is completed

Differentiating items

Y

Every time a rotation is completed

Consensus items

Y

Every time a rotation is completed

Eigen values & % of variance

Y

After factors are extracted; Every time a rotation is completed

Factor correlations and reliabilities

Y

Every time a rotation is completed

History of judgmental rotation

Y

Every time a judgmental rotation is completed

Z-values

N

Every time a rotation is completed

Z-values by Factor

N

Every time a rotation is completed

Z-value differences by Factor

N

Every time a rotation is completed

 

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Last update on 09 March 2010.