Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3(6), pp. 402 - 406
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030608
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Inferences of Coordinates in Multidimensional Scaling by a Bootstrapping Procedure in R


Donghoh Kim 1,*, Se-Kang Kim 2, Soyeon Park 3
1 Department of Applied Mathematics, Sejong University, Korea
2 Department of Psychology, Fordham University, United States
3 Department of Child and Adolescent Development, San Francisco State University, United States

ABSTRACT

Recently, MDS has been utilized to identify and evaluate cognitive ability latent profiles in a population. However, dimension coordinates do not carry any statistical properties. To cope with statistical incompetence of MDS, we investigated the common aspects of various studies utilizing bootstrapping, and provided an R function for its implementation.

KEYWORDS
Cognitive Ability Test, Multidimensional Scaling (MDS), Bootstrap Empirical Distribution, Confidence Intervals, Latent Profile

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Donghoh Kim , Se-Kang Kim , Soyeon Park . "Inferences of Coordinates in Multidimensional Scaling by a Bootstrapping Procedure in R." Universal Journal of Educational Research 3.6 (2015) 402 - 406. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030608.