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Psychometrika

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 475–491 | Cite as

Multidimensional analysis of complex structure: Mixtures of class and quantitative variation

  • Richard Degerman
Article

Abstract

For certain kinds of structure consisting of quantitative dimensions superimposed on a discrete class structure, spatial representations can be viewed as being composed of two subspaces, the first of which reveals the discrete classes as isolated clusters and the second of which contains variation along the quantitative attributes. A numerical method is presented for rotating a multi-dimensional configuration or factor solution so that the first few axes span the space of classes and the remaining axes span the space of quantitative variation. The use of this method is then illustrated in the analysis of some experimental data.

Keywords

Experimental Data Public Policy Statistical Theory Quantitative Variation Class Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Degerman
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvine

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