This page is not about the theory of exploratory factor analysis. I do not care too much about "theory", and I hate reading math formulations in textbooks and papers. What I want to know are how to perform an analysis and how to interpret the results. Specifically, when performing factor analysis, I want to know: which extraction methods to use? how to determine the number of factors to extract? which rotation method to use? how to calculate factor scores for subsequent analysis? how to interpret the output of SPSS? And, most importantly, what are the justifications of making certain decision.
This page is only a summary of ideas I've got so far. Or, I would say it is only a stack of various information. It is not my answers to the above questions. I do not think there are concrete answers to these questions because statistical literatures on these issues are disputed.