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Клъстерният анализ в социологията
Cluster Analysis in Sociology

Author(s): Donka Keskinova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Social Theory
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: sociology; cluster analysis; composite indicator; typology

Summary/Abstract: Cluster analysis has proved its value in different scientific disciplines. Unfortunately, this cannot be claimed for sociology both at home and abroad. The main reasons for this neglect are: on one hand, the insufficiently pronounced features and the undeveloped methodology of application of cluster analysis in sociology with a view to the specific objectives and data, on the other. This article aims to contribute to overcoming the first restriction by highlighting possible applications of the analysis both in terms of the cognitive nature of its outcome (product) and in terms of the role of this result in the study of social phenomena by the joint use of a few multivariate statistical methods. The application of cluster analysis in sociology can serve to build a typological composite indicator and an empirical typology.

  • Issue Year: 49/2017
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 378-393
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian