, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 349–373

A procedure for ordering object pairs consistent with the multidimensional unfolding model

  • George Rabinowitz

DOI: 10.1007/BF02293560

Cite this article as:
Rabinowitz, G. Psychometrika (1976) 41: 349. doi:10.1007/BF02293560


A procedure for ordering object (stimulus) pairs based on individual preference ratings is described. The basic assumption is that individual responses are consistent with a nonmetric multidimensional unfolding model. The method requires data where a numerical response is independently generated for each individual-object pair. In conjunction with a nonmetric multidimensional scaling procedure, it provides a vehicle for recovering meaningful object configurations.

Key words

nonmetric scaling measurement line-of-sight 

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© Psychometric Society 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Rabinowitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of North CarolinaChapel Hill

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