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© 1973

Cluster analysis

Survey and evaluation of techniques

Book

Part of the Tilburg Studies on Sociology book series (TSOS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. E. J. Bijnen
    Pages 1-3
  3. E. J. Bijnen
    Pages 38-56
  4. E. J. Bijnen
    Pages 80-99
  5. E. J. Bijnen
    Pages 100-102
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 103-112

About this book

Introduction

During the last years the number of applications of cluster analysis in the social sciences has increased very rapidly. One of the reasons for this is the growing awareness that the assumption of homogeneity implicit in the application of such techniques as factor analysis and scaling is often violated by social science data; another is the increased interest in typolo­ gies and the construction of types. Dr. Bijnen has done an extremely useful job by putting together and evaluating attempts to arrive at better and more elegant techniques of cluster analysis from such diverse fields as the social sciences, biology and medicine. His presentation is very clear and concise, reflecting his intention not to write a 'cookery-book' but a text for scholars who need a reliable guide to pilot them through an extensive and widely scattered literature. Ph. C. Stouthard v Preface This book contains a survey of a number of techniques of clustering analysis. The merits and demerits of the procedures described are also discussed so that the research worker can make an informed choice be­ tween them. These techniques have been published in a very great number of journals which are not all easily accessible to the sociologist. This difficulty is com­ pounded because developments in the different disciplines have occurred almost entirely independently from each other; reference is made only sporadically in a piece of literature to the literature of other disciplines.

Keywords

Factor Analysis Rogers awareness cluster cluster analysis criticism development election medicine research science

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tilburg School of Economics, Social Sciences and LawThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cluster analysis
  • Book Subtitle Survey and evaluation of techniques
  • Authors E.J. Bynen
  • Series Title Tilburg Studies on Sociology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6782-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-237-2912-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-6784-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-6782-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 124
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published in Dutch
  • Topics Anthropology
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