, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 225–232

The “idealized individual” interpretation of individual differences in multidimensional scaling

  • Norman Cliff

DOI: 10.1007/BF02290154

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Cliff, N. Psychometrika (1968) 33: 225. doi:10.1007/BF02290154


It is shown that several variants of the Tucker-Messick points of view procedure are interpretable in terms of their “idealized individual” concepts. It is contended that the main function of the method is that it allows the computation ofseveral vectors of mean judgments instead of only one and that each of these may be used to stand for the actual judgments of a subgroup of subjects. Vectors that do not correspond to the judgments of any subjects are to be avoided. It is alleged that Ross's interpretation of “points of view” is quite different from that intended by Tucker and Messick.


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© Psychometric Society 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Cliff
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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