They acknowledge that tasks that attempt to test a certain executive function such as memory have some variability amongst them, for this reason they used factor analysis

I know the sentence contains some jargon, so I will try to explain the logic as best as I can. The variability among the tasks is why they use factor analysis, however it most certainly is not the only thing they could have done. Is there a difference between therefore and for this reason in such a situation? My intuition tells me that therefore implies more certainty that this is the only possible effect.

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Both can be used in most contexts. For this reason has an effect of sounding like a person chose to do something. Therefore has a more analytical effect, as in an opinion in an essay.

However, they are interchangeable.

  • Thank you, yes this sounds about right.
    – Borut Flis
    Apr 13, 2020 at 7:02

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