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By Anthony P.M. And Charles L. Jones Coxon

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Normalised Pairbonds When the individual height values are taken into account in calculating the distance measure (as in this measure) the picture changes. First, the distributions for both titles and descriptions become much more alike, and the distances between individuals are now considerably greater. When the different styles of sorting are taken into account, then, individuals differ to a greater extent in terms of the content of their sortings. If occupational membership per se produces a more homogeneous image of the occupational structure, as many anthropologists and sociologists have argued, then we may expect that the differences between individuals from the same occupation (or the same occupational quadrant) will be smaller than the differences between individuals from different quadrants.

As the number of groups increases, the height decreases, whereas the height increases as the biggest single group becomes larger. This simple height measure thus provides a useful, if somewhat gross, characterisation of the 'shape' of a sorting, or of the way in which subjects demarcate their social world. 3 Height ('lumpiness') of partitions of a set of 6 elements lumper - 6 0 1111111 size of largest group no. 4C. In both types, the bulk of the distribution is fairly close to the 'splitter' end of the height continuum, although there is a tendency for the type B task (sorting of occupational descriptions) to produce more 'lumpy' sortings.

1 contains: A: LUMPER 22 Qass and Hierarchy occupations, and therefore assigns each occupation to a separate group. ) The 'height' of a subject's sorting provides a simple measure of the 'lumpiness' or compactness of a grouping and it involves both the number and size of the constituent groups. lt is defmed by the number of the pairs of objects in each of his groups, summed over all the groups he has formed. The more compact a sorting IS {composed of a small number of groups each with a large number of elements) the more pairs there are and the greater the 'height'.

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