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Multivariate Techniques in Human Communication Researc
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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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. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/asc_papers/311
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