AN EMPIRICAL COMPARISON OF TYPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS METHODS.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C
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The purpose of this project was to compare several methods of typological analysis by using each method with a number of data sets. Typological analysis also called cluster analysis is concerned with aggregates of objects, each measured with respect to a number of attributes. The aim of these methods is to discover a meaningful ordering or classification scheme for the objects using no information other than the attribute measures and relations among the objects. Object similarity is one such relationship this is typically quantified as either a Euclidian distance measure or as an index of angular separation, such as the product moment correlation coefficient. Author
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