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Scaling Methods: A Taxonomy

  • By: Jörg Blasius & Victor Thiessen
  • In: International Encyclopedia of Political Science
  • Edited by: Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser & Leonardo Morlino
  • Subject:Political Science (general), General Politics & International Relations

Scaling methods germinated in the pioneering work of Karl Pearson and Charles Spearman, who in the first decade of the 20th century developed methods to describe relationships between variables. Pearson created the correlation coefficient for metric data, while Spearman introduced the ...

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