I just want to ask about the MDS. Below is the subcategory of the Multidimensional Scaling topic.

Multidimensional Scaling

  1. Metric and Non-Metric Models
  2. Methods of "Two-Way" Multidimensional Scaling (MDS)

I was tasked to report the second sub-topic of MDS which is the Methods of "Two-Way" Multidimensional Scaling. I don't have any idea about this topic actually, but when I try to surf through the internet, I found out one book which is all about Multidimensional Scaling. The problem is that I can't find the topic. But, I observed that there is this Section of Chapters entitled MDS and Related Methods consisting of chapters entitled Procrustes Procedures, Three-Way Procrustean Models, Three-Way MDS Models, Modeling Asymmetric Data, and Methods Related to MDS.

I know this could not be the Methods of "Two-Way" Multidimensional Scaling (MDS). I'm not sure.

I just want a help on the description of the Methods of "Two-Way" Multidimensional Scaling (MDS), or what does it talks about? or what are the possible sub-topics to tackle if any. Your help would greatly be appreciated.


I dont know about "two-way multidimensional scaling" but googling gives this: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5613204&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D5613204


(But my impression from googling is just that this "two-way" thingy is an alternative name for what we just call MDS, referring to the fact that the input data usually is a matrix, thus "two-way". Evidence for this is the following link:


which gives some generalizations.

| cite | improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.