ERIC Number: ED083137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Multidimensional Scaling of Classroom Interaction Data.
Rumery, Robert E.; Hartnett, Barbara M.
The use of Kruskal's nonmetric multidimensional scaling model for analysis of classroom interaction data is discussed. Four distance models are proposed which lead to multidimensional representation of single sequences, sets of sequences, and behavior categories using symmetric and conditional proximity options of the model. Results of application of the four models to real data revealed that single sequence and sets of sequences were adequately represented in spaces of two or three dimensions. The dimensions were interpretable as classroom climate variables and/or affective or cognitive content of verbal behavior. Relative advantages of symmetric and conditional proximity models are discussed. (Author)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Dept. of Program Development for Gifted Children.; Illinois State Univ., Normal.
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