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Anthony P. M. Coxon University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Tony Coxon was an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Studies. He was also Emeritus Professor, University of Wales, College of Cardiff. He taught MDS and advanced quantitative methods for more than 30 years and wrote numerous articles on the various techniques and models associated with MDS. Most notably, Dr. Coxon published three methodology texts: The User's Guide to Multidimensional Scaling (1982, Heineman); Key Texts in Multidimensional Scaling (1982, Heineman); and Sorting Data: Collection and Analysis (1999, Sage QASS series). He wrote 41 entries in the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Sociology, and most recently wrote the entry on multidimensional scaling for The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2003).