ERIC Number: EJ613927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Validating Cluster Analysis: Consistent Replication and Symmetry.
Breckenridge, James N.
Multivariate Behavioral Research, v35 n2 p261-85 2000
Evaluated a cross-validation approach for cluster analyses through two simulation studies. Although on the average replication indices peaked in the region of the true number of clusters, choosing the number of clusters by maximum replication results in a negatively biased estimate. Using a "scree test" to attenuate this bias is discussed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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