Accession Number:

ADA048792

Title:

Application of Graphic Multivariate Techniques in the Policy Sciences.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-04

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

This paper is an application of the graphical representation of k-dimensional data technique developed by Professor Herman Chernoff. It is written for the intended use of foreign policy and international relation analysts as a statistical tool in analyzing and presenting complex Soviet foreign policy phenomena. It discusses building a computer base data file from existing sources, purpose and techniques for data modifications and transformations, and methods for selecting variables for the research problem. Soviet foreign policy acts in twenty-five Sub-Saharan African countries for 1964 through 1975 are then represented and analyzed in ten sets of FACES. Other applications of the FACES methodology are reviewed and recommendations are made for further modifications and applications of the methodology in the area of foreign policy studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE