Psychometrika

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 139–165

Multidimensional scaling: Combining observations when individuals have different perceptual structures

  • C. B. Horan
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Abstract

The usual methods of combining observations to give interpoint distance estimates based on interstimulus differences are shown to lead to a distortion of the stimulus configuration unless all individuals in a group perceive the stimuli in perceptual spaces which are essentially the same. The nature of the expected distortion is shown, and a method of combining individual distance estimates which produces only a linear deformation of the stimulus configuration is given.

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© Psychometric Society 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. B. Horan
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  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaAustralia

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