The Purpose of MDS and Unfolding
The different purposes of MDS are explained: MDS for visualizing proximity data; MDS for uncovering latent dimensions; MDS as a psychological theory about judgments of similarity; MDS for testing structural hypotheses; unfolding as a psychological theory about judgments of preference.
KeywordsLatent dimension Distance axiom Minkowski distance Euclidean distance City-block distance Dominance metric Partition Facet Radex Cylindrex External unfolding Internal unfolding
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