Departmental Papers (ASC)

Title

Clustering

Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

1980

Comments

Krippendorff, K. (1980). Clustering. In P. R. Monge & J. N. Cappella (Eds.), Multivariate Techniques in Human Communication Research (pp. 259-308). New York, NY: Academic Press.

© Elsevier 1980

Abstract

Clustering seeks to group or to lump together objects or variables that share some observed qualities or, alternatively, to partition or to divide a set of objects or variables into mutually exclusive classes whose boundaries reflect differences in the observed qualities of their members. Clustering thus extracts typologies from data which in turn represent a reduction of data complexity and may lead to conceptual simplifications.

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Date Posted: 01 August 2012