Quotation von Eye, Alexander, Mair, Patrick. 2008. A Functional Approach to Configural Frequency Analysis. Austrian Journal of Statistics 37 161-173.




Standard Configural Frequency Analysis (CFA) is a one-step procedure that determines which cells of a cross-classification contradict a base model. The results are possible types/antitypes depending on whether the observed cell frequencies are significantly lower/higher with respect to the base model. Selecting these cells out does not guarantee that the base model fits. Therefore, the role played by these cells for the base model is unclear, and interpretation of types and antitypes can be problematic. In this paper, functional CFA is proposed. This model of CFA pursues two goals simultaneously. First, cells are selected out that constitute types and antitypes. Second, the base model is fit to the data. This is done using an iterative procedure that blanks out individual cells one at a time, until the base model fits or until there are no more cells that can be blanked out. In comparison to standard CFA, functional CFA is shown to be more parsimonious, that is, fewer types and antitypes need to be selected out. The methods are illustrated and compared using data examples from the literature


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Austrian Journal of Statistics
Language English
Title A Functional Approach to Configural Frequency Analysis
Volume 37
Year 2008
Page from 161
Page to 173
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.stat.tugraz.at/AJS/ausg082/082vonEye.pdf


von Eye, Alexander (Former researcher)
Mair, Patrick (Former researcher)
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
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