I have always had trouble identifying to which noun 'which' refers to in sentences. At this moment I am writing my thesis, and of the examples I am struggling with is the following:
We use confirmatory factor analysis to build our models, which hypothesises that the covariance between the observed variables is caused by a common factor: the latent variable of interest.
In this example, I intend to refer back to 'confirmatory factor analysis', but I am not sure if I actually refer to 'our models'. Is there a rule of thumb, or a trick, to be able to determine which word
which refers to?