This book introduces MDS as a psychological model and as a data
analysis technique for the applied researcher. It also discusses,
in detail, how to use two MDS programs, Proxscal (a module of SPSS)
and Smacof (an R-package). The book is unique in its orientation on
the applied researcher, whose primary interest is in using MDS as a
tool to build substantive theories. This is done by emphasizing
practical issues (such as evaluating model fit), by... more...