Accession Number : ADA102169


Title :   A Parametric Analysis of Structured and Unstructured Q-Sort Data.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Heavlin,William D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a102169.pdf


Report Date : 09 Jun 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 75


Abstract : The operation of sorting the items of a Q-set according to their similarity to a given object is idealized by a system of axioms. As a consequence of this axiom system, a stochastic model of Q-sorting behavior is derived. This model, with its associated axioms, resembles in some respects the preference model of Luce; the two are compared at length.


Descriptors :   *PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , *STOCHASTIC PROCESSES , *STATISTICAL DATA , LINEAR SYSTEMS , MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS , MATRICES(MATHEMATICS) , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , COEFFICIENTS , PERMUTATIONS , EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS


Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE