Model Selection and Interpretation

  • Cody S. Ding


Concepts of MDS model fit are discussed, along with various fit indices. Interpretation of MDS solutions is explained; particularly I highlight the point that MDS is a visual tool using a two-dimensional space and interpretation should focus on clustering patterns of the MDS solution.


MDS fit indices Interpretation Clustering pattern 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cody S. Ding
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  1. 1.Department of Education Science and Professional ProgramUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Center for NeurodynamicsUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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