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Main Title Multidimensional scaling /
Author Kruskal, Joseph B., ; Wish, Myron
Publisher Sage Publications,
Year Published 1978
OCLC Number 03803952
ISBN 0803909403; 9780803909403
Subjects Scaling (Social sciences) ; Multivariate Analysis. ; Multidimensionale Skalierung ; Multivariate Analyse ; Multidimensionale schaalmethoden. ; Sociale wetenschappen.
Additional Subjects Multidimensional scaling ; Social sciences--Statistical methods
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  HA33.K78 1978 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/01/1988
Collation 93 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-87).
Contents Notes
1. Basic concepts of multidimensional scaling -- Some methods for obtaining proximities data -- Relationship between the proximities and the spatial distances -- Notation and terminology -- Different types of MDS -- Defining an objective function -- Computational procedures -- Looking at the scatter diagram -- 2. Interpretation of the configuration -- Application to perceptions of nations -- Linear regression for dimensional interpretation -- Neighborhood interpretation of MDS configurations -- Embedding other information in the MDS configuration -- 3. Dimensionality -- Goodness-of-fit -- Other considerations concerning dimensionality -- 4. Three-way multidimensional scaling -- The INDSCAL model -- INDSCAL analysis of the nation similarities data -- Fitting the friendship ratings into the similarities space -- INDSCAL analysis of profile proximities -- 5. Preparing the input for multidimensional scaling -- Preprocessing of data -- Metric versus nonmetric MDS, and transformation of the proximities -- Some available computer programs for MDS. Annotation.