Discuss and analyze the factor structure of the Short Dark Triad (SD3) measure.

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Discuss and analyze the factor structure of the Short Dark Triad (SD3) measure.write a 2000 word research report which analyses the factor structure of the Short Dark Triad (SD3) measure. For this, you will carry out a replication factor analysis (using principal component analysis) of Jones and Paulhus (2014) that will test the factor structure this particular measure. The dataset you should use for this analysis is provided.PreparationYour report should contain the following sectionsTitle: This should briefly and clearly indicate what this study is about.Abstract: A four or five sentence summary which provides the rationale for the study, describe the dataset, the method and any major findings. The final sentence will be how this study contributes to the existing knowledge in this area of psychology. The abstract should be presented in one single paragraph.Introduction: A concise description of the topic being considered as well as the scope of the literature being investigated. The topic under investigation is a basic replication of the factor structure of the Short Dark Triad (SD3) measure of personality. The literature review should consider the literature relating to the Dark Triad, as well as arguments regarding the importance of replication studies. At this point you should report the relevant papers that you have identified in an organised way. Studies that agree are reported together, followed by studies which critically evaluate or disagree completely with the findings of others. The review aims to identify the current knowledge of the topic, whilst addressing inconsistencies, omissions and errors. The introduction concludes with a clear justification, or rationale, for the current study and should explicitly state your research question and hypothesis.Method: This section should address the following pieces of information1. Design: correlational, experimental, case study etc2. Participants: in this case, you only know the number of responses (from the dataset)3. Materials: describe the origin of the data (IPIP) and the SD3 questionnaireResults: This is where you analyse the data. At this point you simply report the analysis that took place. This section should include the following:1. Summary of descriptive data2. Report appropriate measures of central tendency3. Tests to ensure that the data meets the criteria for analysis4. The statistical analysis of choice that interrogates the hypothesis(es). In this case it will be the principal component factor analysis.Discussion: Here you will interpret your findings in light of the prior literature. This section should:1. Briefly remind the reader about the rationale and results of the study2. Work systematically through the results and interpret those results in light of the previous literature reviewed3. Crucially, you must compare your results with those of Jones & Paulhus (2014)4. Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the current study5. Make recommendations for future studies6. Provide a brief overall conclusionLearning Outcomes• Demonstrate application of this knowledge through the analysis and interpretation of data from the International Personality Item Pool.• Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of experimental design.