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multidimension scaling

Definition

A mathematical multivariate technique which is used to detect meaningful underlying dimensions that allow the researcher to explain observed similarities or dissimilarities between the investigated objects. In addition to correlation matrices, MDS can analyse any kind of similarity/dissimilarity matrices.

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