The use of multi‐dimensional scaling: a cognitive mapping technique in occupational settings

Eamonn Ferguson (Department of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)
Máire Kerrin (Department of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)
Fiona Patterson (Director of Occupational Psychology, Boots the Chemist plc, Nottingham, UK)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Publication date: 1 May 1997

Abstract

How do individuals structure their knowledge? How does this structure vary as a function of training? What are individuals’ implicit theories of personality? How do individuals perceive their organizational culture? These are all important questions facing occupational/organizational psychologists. Describes the technique of multi‐dimensional scaling (MDS) analysis and shows how it might be applied to these questions.

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Ferguson, E., Kerrin, M. and Patterson, F. (1997), "The use of multi‐dimensional scaling: a cognitive mapping technique in occupational settings", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 204-214. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683949710174829

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MCB UP Ltd

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