, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 135–142

Generalized concordance

  • Lawrence J. Hubert


Based on a simple nonparametric procedure for comparing two proximity matrices, a measure of concordance is introduced that is appropriate whenK independent proximity matrices are available. In addition to the development of a general concept of concordance and specific techniques for its evaluation within and between the subsets of a partition of theK matrices, several methods are also suggested for comparing and/or for fitting a particular structure to the given data. Finally, brief indications are provided as to how the well-known notion of concordance forK rank orders can be included within the more general framework.

Key words

nonparametric statistics permutation tests concordance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence J. Hubert
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Barbara

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