Comparative Analysis of the Ordering of Polish Provinces in Terms of Social Cohesion
Grażyna Dehnel , Marek Walesiak , Marek Obrębalski
AbstractThe article describes an assessment of the social cohesion of Polish provinces. The assessment was based on classical metric and interval-valued data using a hybrid approach combining multidimensional scaling with linear ordering. In the first step, after applying multidimensional scaling, the objects of interest were represented in a two-dimensional space. In the second step, the objects were linearly ordered based on the Euclidean distance from the pattern object. Interval-valued variables characterize the objects of interests more accurately than do metric data. Classic data are of an atomic nature, i.e. an observation of each variable is expressed as a single real number. By contrast, an observation of each interval-valued variable is expressed as an interval. Interval-valued data were derived by aggregating classic metric data on social cohesion at the level of districts to the province level. The article describes a comparative analysis of the results of an assessment of the social cohesion of Polish provinces based on classical metric data and interval-valued data.
|Journal series||Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia, ISSN 1642-168X, (0 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.7|
|Keywords in Polish||spójność społeczna, dane symboliczne interwałowe, skalowanie wielowymiarowe, miary agregatowe, R|
|Keywords in English||social cohesion, composite indicators, interval-valued data, multidimensional scaling, R software|
|Score||= 5.0, 06-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Citation count*||2 (2020-10-19)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.