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Data theory and dimensional analysis

Author: William G Jacoby
Publisher: Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1991.
Series: Quantitative applications in the social sciences, no. 78.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considers how "real-world" observations can be interpreted to convert them into data to be analyzed, so as to facilitate more effective use of scaling techniques. The text introduces the most  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacoby, William G.
Data theory and dimensional analysis.
Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1991
(OCoLC)654858246
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William G Jacoby
ISBN: 0803941781 9780803941786
OCLC Number: 22906209
Description: 89 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Definition of data theory --
Objectives of this monograph --
2. Measurement --
Measurement as theory testing --
Levels of measurement --
3. Data theory --
Data as a geometric model --
Coomb's theory of data --
An alternative theory of data --
The importance of data theory --
4. Dimensionality --
Dimensionality as variation among objects --
Dimensionality as a mathematical model --
Physical versus conceptual dimensions --
Scaling and dimensional analysis --
Scaling results and interpreting dimensions --
5. Data theory and scaling methods --
Single stimulus data --
Stimulus comparison data --
Similarities data --
Perferential choice data --
Interpretations of data --
6. Alternating least squares, optimal scaling --
7. Conclusions.
Series Title: Quantitative applications in the social sciences, no. 78.
Responsibility: William G. Jacoby.

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