The Methods and Problems of Cluster Analysis

  • Roger K. Blashfield
  • Mark S. Aldenderfer


Cluster analysis methods have a long history. The earliest known procedures were suggested by anthropologists (Czekanowski, 1911; Driver and Kroeber, 1932). Later, these ideas were picked up in psychology. For instance, Zubin (1938) proposed a rather simple method for sorting a correlation matrix which would yield clusters. About the same time, Stephenson (1936) suggested the use of inverted factor analysis to find clusters of people.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger K. Blashfield
    • 1
  • Mark S. Aldenderfer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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