Accession Number : AD0712465

Title :   A NEW METHOD OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Capra,James Robert

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The paper is based on a particular multidimensional scaling technique. The first part describes the objectives and introduces goodness of fit measure, called stress; the second part discusses some problems associated with technique, focusing on the concept of stress; in the third part, an alternative goodness of fit measure, is proposed, together with a different procedure for doing multidimensional scaling. Part three also includes a discussion of superiorities of goodness of fit measures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES), DATA PROCESSING, QUESTIONNAIRES, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MAPPING, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE