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Unidimensional Scaling

Unidimensional Scaling

96 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of scaling theory and construction, focusing on a variety of unidimensional scaling models. The authors present an overview and comparative analysis of such techniques as Thurstone scaling, Likert scaling, Guttman scaling, and unfolding theory, with emphasis on their varying conceptions of dimensionality.

'The aim of this series is to make the assumptions and practices of quantitative analysis more readily accessible to students and research workers with a limited background in statistics or mathematics...earlier works in the series certainly achieve this aim, and are, on the whole, lucidly written and of a generally high standard. The current two volumes maintain this standard.' -- Personality and Individual Differences, Vol 3 1982

John P. McIver

JOHN P. MCIVER (Ph.D., Indiana University, 1985) returned to the University of Colorado in 1996 after two years as Director of the Political Science Program of the National Science Foundation. McIver taught at the University of Houston prior to joining the University of Colorado faculty in 1987. McIver's research spans a number of areas from statistics and research methodology to public opinion with a major emphasis on the justice system. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, American Politics Quarterly, Political Methodology as well as in numerous... More About Author

Edward G. Carmines

 Edward G. Carmines is Warner O. Chapman Professor of Political Science and Rudy Professor at Indiana University. He is also the director of the Center on American Politics and the research director at the Center on Congress at Indiana University. His research focuses on American politics, especially elections, public opinion, and political behavior. He has published widely in the major journals in the discipline including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics. He is the coauthor of seven books, two of which, Issue Evolution: Race and Transformation of American Politics, with... More About Author

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