Departmental Papers (ASC)

Title

Clustering

Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

1980

Publication Source

Multivariate Techniques in Human Communication Researc

Start Page

259

Last Page

308

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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© Elsevier 1980

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Date Posted: 01 August 2012