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ERIC Number: EJ879081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Assessing Fit and Dimensionality in Least Squares Metric Multidimensional Scaling Using Akaike's Information Criterion
Ding, Cody S.; Davison, Mark L.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v70 n2 p199-214 2010
Akaike's information criterion is suggested as a tool for evaluating fit and dimensionality in metric multidimensional scaling that uses least squares methods of estimation. This criterion combines the least squares loss function with the number of estimated parameters. Numerical examples are presented. The results from analyses of both simulation data and real data demonstrate the utility of the Akaike's information criterion in identifying the best approximating models in multidimensional scaling analyses. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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