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
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