A Comparison of Cluster Analysis Techniques Withing a Sequential Validation Framework
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This study involved the comparison of 23 different methods of cluster analysis in a four-stage sequential validation design. These stages included derivation, replication, external validation, and cross-validation. Data were obtained from 750 alcohol abusers on a number of socio-behavioral variables. Results demonstrated that the solution given by Ward's method of cluster analysis was particularly powerful in comparison to solutions yielded by other techniques.
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Morey, L. C., Blashfield, R. K., & Skinner, H. A.