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Typologies and Taxonomies
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Typologies and Taxonomies
An Introduction to Classification Techniques



August 1994 | 96 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How do we group different subjects on a variety of variables? Should we use a classification procedure in which only the concepts are classified (typology), one in which only empirical entities are classified (taxonomy), or a combination of both?

Kenneth D Bailey addresses these questions and shows how classification methods can be used to improve research. Beginning with an exploration of the advantages and disadvantages of classification procedures, the book covers topics such as: clustering procedures including agglomerative and divisive methods; the relationship among various classification techniques; how clustering methods compare with related statistical techniques; classification resources; and software packages for use in clustering techniques.

 
Typologies and Taxonomies in Social Science
 
Classical Typology Construction (Pre-Computer)
 
Numerical Taxonomy and Cluster Analysis
 
Relations among Techniques
 
Summary and Conclusions

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ISBN: 9780803952591
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