Accession Number : AD0725126

Title :   Forecasting International Relations: A Proposed Investigation of Three Mode Factor Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. for Jul 69,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Rummel,R. J.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Patterns, indicators, and forecasts of international environments and behavior are of interest to policymakers as they try to link national goals and policy alternatives and to scholars as they try to develop a 'meteorology' of international relations. A problem exists in delineating trend patterns so that precise and reliable forecasts can be made. Research is proposed on three-mode factor analysis as a possible solution to this problem. The research should improve judgement on how well three-mode factor analysis contributes to clarifying patterns, indicators and forecasts of international environments and behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), INTERACTIONS), (*FOREIGN POLICY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), BEHAVIOR, FACTOR ANALYSIS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, DATA PROCESSING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE