A “Global Interdependence” Approach to Multidimensional Sequence Analysis

@article{Robette2015AI,
  title={A “Global Interdependence” Approach to Multidimensional Sequence Analysis},
  author={Nicolas Robette and Xavier Bry and E Lelievre},
  journal={Sociological Methodology},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={1 - 44}
}
Although sequence analysis has now become a widespread approach in the social sciences, several strategies have been developed to handle the specific issue of multidimensional sequences. These strategies have distinct characteristics related to the way they explicitly emphasize multidimensionality, interdependence, and parsimony. In this context, the authors introduce an original approach based on structural links between the dimensions, combining optimal matching analysis, multidimensional… Expand

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