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ID 15496
Eprint ID
15496
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Author
Abe, Hirofumi
Oishi Manabu
Abstract
Multidimensional scaling (MDS) has been used in a wide variety of research fields; psychology, political science, anthropology, marketing research, urban and regional planning, and so on. In practical terms, MDS is a statistical method to make a picture of the information in the data. It enables us to examine the "hidden structure" of a set of data. When the set of data is large, MDS is extremely useful, since it is easier and more informative to look at a picture than the data themselves. In this paper, MDS is applied to the interregional migration data of Japanese regions for the years 1960-85. Findings show that the two-dimensional configuration of regions estimated by MDS generally corresponds with the geographical locations of regions, and the structure of interregional migration was very stable over the study years 1960-85. It is also suggested that MDS is a useful tool to identify the relationships between regions using the spatial interaction data.
Published Date
1990-12-14
Publication Title
Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Publication Title Alternative
岡山大学工学部紀要
Volume
volume25
Issue
issue1
Publisher
Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Publisher Alternative
岡山大学工学部
Start Page
89
End Page
98
ISSN
0475-0071
NCID
AA10699856
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
英語
File Version
publisher
Refereed
False
Eprints Journal Name
mfe