I'm using SPSS to perform TwoStep cluster analyses. SPSS shows predictor importance of each variable used in an analysis. Oftentimes, a binary variable like gender (sorry, I'm just keeping it simple!) will be the most important variable to the formation of the clusters, even if you don't want it to be.
Is there a way to weight variables, so that maybe I can downplay, but not eliminate, gender's role in the analysis?
Thank you for the help!