cluster analysis

  

Definition

Statistical classification technique in which cases, data, or objects (events, people, things, etc.) are sub-divided into groups (clusters) such that the items in a cluster are very similar (but not identical) to one another and very different from the items in other clusters. It is a discovery tool that reveals associations, patterns, relationships, and structures in masses of data.

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  • The cluster analysis revealed useful information in best understanding out target market as it was a complex industry that required detailed analysis.

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  • Our cluster analysis technique was very complex and I needed it explained to me a few times before I understood it.

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  • They used a cluster analysis to determine that the drug was only effective in males between the ages of 20 and 35.

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