Discrepancy Analysis of State Sequences

  title={Discrepancy Analysis of State Sequences},
  author={Matthias Studer and Gilbert Ritschard and Alexis Gabadinho and Nicolas S. M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Sociological Methods \& Research},
  pages={471 - 510}
In this article, the authors define a methodological framework for analyzing the relationship between state sequences and covariates. Inspired by the principles of analysis of variance, this approach looks at how the covariates explain the discrepancy of the sequences. The authors use the pairwise dissimilarities between sequences to determine the discrepancy, which makes it possible to develop a series of statistical significance–based analysis tools. They introduce generalized simple and… 

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