Chapter 4 Multiple Correspondence Analysis

PCA for several qualitative variables that have been disjunctively coded into 0’s and 1’s. The data set consists of observations in the rows and variables in the columns. Unlike CA, MCA only uses the symmetric map. Therefore, levels of variables close to each other on the loadings plot are chosen together.

Before disjunctively coding, the data has to be either binned into quartiles/quantiles if normally distributed, or binned by eye in order to make a balanced design i.e. similar number of participants in each bin. The similarity between the raw distribution and the binned distrubtion is determined by the Spearman correlation.

MCA has the ability to separate non-linear relationships creating individual clusters from, for example, a horse shoe shaped cluster.

4.1 Binning

# Have a look and create empty SamplesMatrix and MCAdata
Question <- colnames(PHQ)[1:9]
BinMatrix <- matrix(, nrow = 9, ncol = 4)
row.names(BinMatrix) <- Question
colnames(BinMatrix) <- c("Bin 1 (1)", "Bin 2 (2)", "Bin 3 (3/4)", "Spearman")
MCAdata <- matrix(, nrow = 216, ncol = 9)

for (i in 1:9) {
if (i >= 3 & i <=4){
recode <- cut(PHQ[,i],breaks = c(min(PHQ[,1]),1.5,2,max(PHQ[,i])+1),include.lowest = T)

#Fills BinMatrix (binned according to PHQ tool)
populate <- data.frame(table(recode))
populate <- t(populate\$Freq)
BinMatrix[i,1:3] <- populate
BinMatrix[i,4] <- cor(PHQ[,i],as.numeric(recode), method = "spearman")

#Creates histograms with bin lines
Distribution <-hist(PHQ[,i], breaks = 8, col = c(rgb(48, 90, 191, 125, maxColorValue=255), rgb(132, 191, 48, 125, maxColorValue=255), NA, rgb(191, 48, 173, 125, maxColorValue=255), NA, rgb(191, 48, 173, 125, maxColorValue=255)), main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)[i]), xlab = "Question Answer")

Distribution <- abline(v = c(1.5,2), col = "red")

Distribution <- legend("topright", legend = c(c(colnames(BinMatrix),BinMatrix[i,1]), c(colnames(BinMatrix),BinMatrix[i,2]), c(colnames(BinMatrix), BinMatrix[i,3]), c(colnames(BinMatrix), round(BinMatrix[i,4], digits = 4))),pch = 16, pt.cex = 2, cex = .75, bty = 'n', col =c(rgb(48, 90, 191, 125, maxColorValue=255), NA, rgb(132, 191, 48, 125, maxColorValue=255), NA, rgb(191, 48, 173, 125, maxColorValue=255), NA, NA, NA))
} else {
recode <- cut(PHQ[,i],breaks = c(min(PHQ[,1]),1.5,max(PHQ[,i])+1),include.lowest = T)

#Fills BinMatrix (Binned according to PHQ tool)
populate <- data.frame(table(recode))
populate <- t(populate\$Freq)
BinMatrix[i,1:2] <- populate
BinMatrix[i,3] <- NA
BinMatrix[i,4] <- cor(PHQ[,i],as.numeric(recode), method = "spearman")

#Creates histogram with bin line and legend
Distribution <-hist(PHQ[,i], breaks = 8, col = c(rgb(48, 90, 191, 125, maxColorValue=255), c(rgb(191, 48, 173, 125, maxColorValue=255), rgb(191, 48, 173, 125, maxColorValue=255), rgb(191, 48, 173, 125, maxColorValue=255))), main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)[i]), xlab = "Question Answer")

Distribution <- legend("topright", legend = c(c(colnames(BinMatrix),BinMatrix[i,1]), c(colnames(BinMatrix),BinMatrix[i,2]), c(colnames(BinMatrix), round(BinMatrix[i,4], digits = 4))),pch = 16, pt.cex = 2, cex = .75, bty = 'n', col =c(rgb(48, 90, 191, 125, maxColorValue=255), NA, rgb(191, 48, 173, 125, maxColorValue=255), NA, NA, NA))

Distribution <- abline(v = 1.5, col = "red")
}
}         ##What it would have looked like without loop
#BinMatrix
## Look at the variables ----
#hist.Pleasure <- hist(PHQ[,1], breaks = 20,  main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)))
#Pleasure_recode <- cut(PHQ[,1],breaks = c(min(PHQ[,1]),1.5,2,max(PHQ[,1])+1),include.lowest = T)
#Pleasure <- data.frame(table(Pleasure_recode))
#Pleasure <- t(Pleasure\$Freq)
# check the spearman's rank correlation
#PleasureCor <- cor(PHQ[,1],as.numeric(Pleasure_recode), method = "spearman")

#hist.Hopeless <- hist(PHQ[,2], breaks = 20,  main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)))
#Hopeless_recode <- cut(PHQ[,2],breaks = c(min(PHQ[,2]),1.5,2,max(PHQ[,2])+1),include.lowest = T)
#table(Hopeless_recode)
# check the spearman's rank correlation
#cor(PHQ[,2],as.numeric(Hopeless_recode), method = "spearman")

#hist.Sleep <- hist(PHQ[,3], breaks = 20,  main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)))
#Sleep_recode <- cut(PHQ[,1],breaks = c(min(PHQ[,1]),1.5,2,max(PHQ[,1])+1),include.lowest = T)
#table(Pleasure_recode)
# check the spearman's rank correlation
#cor(PHQ[,1],as.numeric(Pleasure_recode), method = "spearman")

#hist.Energy <- hist(PHQ[,4], breaks = 20,  main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)))
#hist.Appetite <- hist(PHQ[,5], breaks = 20,  main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)))
#hist.Failure <- hist(PHQ[,6], breaks = 20,  main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)))
#hist.Focus <- hist(PHQ[,7], breaks = 20, main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)))
#hist.Speed <- hist(PHQ[,8], breaks = 20, main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)))

#hist.Suicide <- hist(PHQ[,9], breaks = 20, main = paste("Histogram of", colnames(PHQ)))
#Suicide_recode <- cut(PHQ[,9],breaks = c(min(PHQ[,9]),1.5,max(PHQ[,9])+1),include.lowest = T)
#Suicide <- data.frame(table(Suicide_recode))
#Suicide <- t(Suicide\$Freq)
# check the spearman's rank correlation
#SuicideCor <- cor(PHQ[,9],as.numeric(Suicide_recode), method = "spearman")
#hist.Pleasure
#hist.Hopeless
#hist.Sleep
#hist.Energy
#hist.Appetite
#hist.Failure
#hist.Focus
#hist.Speed
#hist.Suicide

Binning with blue and pink has created groups of “no days” and “several days and higher.”

Binning with blue, green, and pink has created groups of “no days”, “several days”, and “more than half days/nearly every day.”

4.3 Analysis

4.3.2 Inference

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4.3.3 Scree Plot Dimension 1 is reliable and aboe the Kaiser line.

4.3.4 Row Factor Scores  There is a null effect between the three memory groups.

4.3.6 Contributions 4.3.7 Bootstrap Ratios 4.4 Summary

When we interpret the factor scores and loadings together, the MCA revealed:

Dimension 1:

Rows: No difference

Columns: Some participants score “no days” on pleasure, hopeless, energy, and failure while some participants score “several days or higher” on pleasure, hopeless, sleep, energy, failure, and speed.

Dimension 2:

Rows: No difference.

Columns: Some pariticpants score “no days” on sleep.