Tree Models of Similarity and Association

by James E. Corter

Part of the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series

Tree Models of Similarity and Association Synopsis

Clustering and tree models are being widely used in the social and biological sciences to analyze similarity relations. This volume describes how matrices of similarities or associations among entities can be modelled using trees, and explains some of the issues that arise in performing such analyses and interpreting the results correctly. James E Corter distinguishes ultrametric trees from additive trees and discusses how specific aspects of each type of tree can be interpreted through the use of applications as examples. He concludes with a discussion of when tree models might be preferable to spatial geometric models.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803957077
Publication date: 1st January 1996
Author: James E. Corter
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Categories: Applied mathematics, Social theory,

About James E. Corter

Scholarly Interests Computational models of human learning and categorization. Judgment and decision-making. Clustering and scaling methods for multivariate data. Statistics expertise and probability problem-solving. Evaluation of educational technology innovations.

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