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CLUSTER ANALYSIS

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French Equivalent: Analyse des conglomérats

Definition:
A general approach to multivariate problems in which the aim is to see whether the individuals fall into groups or clusters. There are several methods of procedure; most depend on setting up a metric to define the “closeness” of individuals.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002