multidimensional scaling, MDS, counseling, counseling practice
The authors briefly describe the use of multidimensional scaling (MDS) in counseling. They discuss types of data that have been analyzed using MDS, kinds of MDS, analyses, and the interpretation of MDS results and review MDS research relevant to vocational, family, group, and individual counseling. They also briefly discuss potential applications in counseling practice.
Original Publication Citation
Davison, M.L., Richards, P.S., & Rounds, J.B. (1986). Multidimensional scaling in counseling research and practice. Journal of Counseling and Development, 65, 178-184.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Davison, Mark L.; Richards, P. Scott; and Rounds, James B. Jr., "Multidimensional Scaling in Counseling Research and Practice" (1986). Faculty Publications. 3872.
Journal of Counseling and Development
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
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