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`This Handbook discusses important methodological tools and topics in quantitative methodology in easy to understand language. It is an exhaustive review of past and recent advances in each topic combined with a detailed discussion of examples and graphical illustrations. It will be an essential reference for social science researchers as an introduction to methods and quantitative concepts of great use' - Irini Moustaki, London School of Economics. `The 24 chapters in this Handbook span a wide range of topics, presenting the latest quantitative developments in scaling theory, measurement, categorical data analysis, multilevel models, latent variable models, and foundational issues. Each chapter reviews the historical context for the topic and then describes current work, including illustrative examples where appropriate. The level of presentation throughout the book ...

Principal Components Analysis With Nonlinear Optimal Scaling Transformations for Ordinal and Nominal Data
Principal components analysis with nonlinear optimal scaling transformations for ordinal and nominal data
Jacqueline J. MeulmanAnita J. van Der KooijWillem J. Heiser
3.1. Introduction

This chapter focuses on the analysis of ordinal and nominal multivariate data, using a special variety of principal components analysis that includes ...

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