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ERIC Number: ED138621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 20
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The Use of the City-Block Metric in Multidimensional Scaling.
Busk, Patricia
A specific Normative Location Theory procedure, called hyperbolic approximation (HAP), is suggested as a possible "new" initial-configuration strategy for multidimensional scaling in the city-block metric. First, the performance of this strategy was investigated using fourteen simulated data sets. Second, the scaling in Euclidean space of actual data that have underlying city-block structure was explored. Although HAP is comparable to existing procedures for generating initial configurations for multidimensional scaling, the scaling results of the simulated data reverified that the city-block metric is prone to local minima. The conflicting results within the second investigation suggest that further study is needed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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