Fuzzy Clustering in Clustering in ContextContext

Olsen, Wendy (2004) Fuzzy Clustering in Clustering in ContextContext. In: Focusing on the Case Workshop Series, 2004-07-31, Online.

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These workshops explored how numerical taxonomy techniques can be used both to construct classifications and, using longitudinal data sets, to explore the double dynamic of cases through a set of classifications and of changes in the classification system itself. The workshop began with a discussion of the logic of classification, following the approach adopted by Bowker and Star (1999). We then reviewed how numerical taxonomy procedures could be used with longitudinal data sets in order to explore trajectories through time. This format, of beginning with a conceptual discussion of the logic of enquiry, was common to all the workshops. There were two hands-on workshops. Next we asked particular participants (briefed in advance of the workshop) to present reflections on how numerical taxonomy might be useful in their own work. Finally we had a buzz group (small groups working together) and reported back plenary discussion of the approaches and their application. All discussions were recorded and processed interpretatively using NVIVO as the basis of our report on the workshop.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: QualQR
Subjects: 4. Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.21 Qualitative Comparative Analysis

6. Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis > 6.2 Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Depositing User: NCRM users
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2022 22:11
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2022 22:11
URI: https://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4654

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