Title

Use of Cluster Analysis in Leisure Research

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Journal of Leisure Research

Publisher

National Recreation and Park Association

Publication Date

1979

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

144

Last Page

153

Abstract

Cluster analysis is the generic name of data analysis techniques for appraising similarities among a set of objects described by measurements made on their attributes. In leisure research, the need to use cluster analysis appears, for example, when similarities among a sample of recreation participants (the objects), given a measure of individual participation in different activities (the attributes), is investigated. The principles of cluster analysis are explained through an example, the more commonly used methods are identified and, where applicable, their application in leisure research is referenced, and advice on using these techniques is offered.

Comments

Originally published by the National Recreation and Park Association. Abstract available through remote link via CAB Abstracts Lite. Subscription to the Journal of Leisure Research required to access article fulltext.