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Correspondence Analysis in the Social Sciences - Michael J. Greenacre

Correspondence Analysis in the Social Sciences

By: Michael J. Greenacre (Editor), Jorg Blasius (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780121045708
Number Of Pages: 370

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Correspondence analysis is a multivariate method for exploring cross-tabular data by converting such tables into graphical displays, called 'maps', and related numerical statistics. Since cross-tabulations are so often produced in the course of social science research, correspondence analysis is valuable in understanding the information contained in these tables.
This book fills the gap in the literature between the theory and practice of this method. Various theoretical aspects are presented in a language accessible to both social scientists and statisticians and a wide variety of applications are given which demonstrate the versatility of the method to interpret tabular data in a unique graphical way.
The first part of the book deals with basic concepts of correspondence analysis and related methods for analyzing cross-tabulations. It then looks at the multivariate case when there are several variables of interest, including the relationship to cluster analysis, factor analysis and reliability of measurement. Applications to longitudinal data: event history data, panel data and trend data are demonstrated. Finally, it examines further applications in the social sciences, including the analysis of textual data, lifestyle data and data on product descriptions in marketing research.
Correspondence Analysis in the Social Sciences gives lecturers, researchers and students a detailed introduction to help them teach the method and apply it to their own research problems. Researchers in psychology, sociology, business, marketing and statistics will all find this book particularly useful.

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General Introduction
Correspondence Analysis and its Interpretation
Correspondence Analysis in Social Science Research
Computation of Correspondence Analysis
Correspondence Analysis and Contingency Table Models
Linear Constraints in Correspondence Analysis
Correspondence Analysis: A History and French Sociological Perspective
Generalizations to Multivariate Data
Multiple and Joint Correspondence Analysis
Complementary Use of Correspondence Analysis and Cluster Analysis
Homogeneity Analysis: Exploring the Distribution of Variables and their Nonlinear Relationships
Visualizing Solutions in more than Two Dimensions
Analysis of Longitudinal Data
Analyzing Event History Data
Analysis and Multiple Correspondence Analysis: An example using data about work and occupations of scientists and engineers
The Significance of Minor Changes in Panel Data: A correspondence analysis of the division of household tasks
The Visualization of Structural Change by Means of Correspondence Analysis
Further Applications of Correspondence Analysis in Social Science Research
Correspondence Analysis of Textual Data from Personal Advertisements
Explorations in Social Spaces: Gender, Age
Class Fractions and Photographical Choices of Objects
Product Perception and Preference in Consumer Decision-making
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ISBN: 9780121045708
ISBN-10: 0121045706
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.65  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.65