Comparative Analysis of the Ordering of Polish Provinces in Terms of Social Cohesion

Grażyna Dehnel , Marek Walesiak , Marek Obrębalski


The 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.
Author Grażyna Dehnel (WIiGE / KS)
Grażyna Dehnel,,
- Department of Statistics
, Marek Walesiak - Wroclaw University of Economics, MNiSW [80]
Marek Walesiak,,
, Marek Obrębalski - Wroclaw University of Economics
Marek Obrębalski,,
Journal seriesArgumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia, ISSN 1642-168X, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
No1 (20)
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Polishspójność społeczna, dane symboliczne interwałowe, skalowanie wielowymiarowe, miary agregatowe, R
Keywords in Englishsocial cohesion, composite indicators, interval-valued data, multidimensional scaling, R software
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 06-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Citation count*2 (2020-10-19)
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