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Multidimensional Scaling

History, Theory, and Applications, 1st Edition

By Forrest W. Young

Edited by Robert M. Hamer, Robert M. Hamer, Forrest W. Young

Psychology Press

336 pages

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This outstanding presentation of the fundamentals of multidimensional scaling illustrates the applicability of MDS to a wide variety of disciplines. The first two sections provide ground work in the history and theory of MDS. The final section applies MDS techniques to such diverse fields as physics, marketing, and political science.


"….it provides a more thorough development of data theory and MDS models than any other source known to us….students from a wide variety of fields should be able to draw upon it for reference."

Applied Psychological Measurement

Table of Contents

Contents: F.W. Young, Part I:History. Introduction. History. F.W. Young, Part II:Theory. Data Theory. Axiomatic Foundations. Unweighted Distance Models. Weighted Distance Models. Part III:Applications. J.A. Cameron, Nuclear Physics: Pattern Recognition in Nuclear Gamma-ray Spectra. L.M. Collins, Sociometry: Deriving Sociograms via Asymmetric Multidimensional Scaling. D.L. Hoffman, W.D. Perreault, Jr., Market Research: Consumer Preference and Perception. D.V. Easterling, Political Science: Using the Generalized Euclidian Model to Study Ideological Shifts in the U.S. Senate. M.R. Jones, R. MacCallum, Psychology: An Application of Principal Directions Scaling to Auditory Pattern Perception. B.H. Forsyth, Psychology: The Subjective Attributes of Natural Categories -- An Application of a Constrained Generalized Euclidian Model.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology