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ERIC Number: EJ945268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1082-989X
A Two-Mode Clustering Method to Capture the Nature of the Dominant Interaction Pattern in Large Profile Data Matrices
Schepers, Jan; Van Mechelen, Iven
Psychological Methods, v16 n3 p361-371 Sep 2011
Profile data abound in a broad range of research settings. Often it is of considerable theoretical importance to address specific structural questions with regard to the major pattern as included in such data. A key challenge in this regard pertains to identifying which type of interaction (double ordinal, mixed ordinal/disordinal, double disordinal) most adequately fits the major pattern in a profile data set at hand. In the present article a novel methodology is proposed to deal with this challenge. This methodology is based on constrained and unconstrained versions of a recently introduced 2-mode clustering model, the real-valued hierarchical classes model. The methodology is illustrated using empirical Person x Situation profile data on altruism. (Contains 3 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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