Quadratic Assignment Procedure

The quadratic assignment procedure (QAP), also known as the Mantel test, was initially designed for two-dimensional associations by Nathan Mantel in the 1960s and was further developed by Lawrence Hubert in the 1980s. The Hubert test is appropriate for any problem formulated as a correlation between a Cartesian product of two matrices. This entry discusses the development and use of the QAP, the details of the procedure, and the extension of the QAP to multiple regression QAP.

QAP is a nonparametric significance test for correlating one-mode and two-mode networks (after conversion to a one-mode network) and matrix-like network attributes. Many square matrices with the same dimensions can be correlated (e.g., actors for which the type of relation or attributes have been defined). QAP is usually ...

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