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A GENEALOGY OF CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS
Article first published online: 15 OCT 2012
© 2012 Australian Statistical Publishing Association Inc.
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics
Volume 54, Issue 2, pages 137–168, June 2012
How to Cite
Beh, E. J. and Lombardo, R. (2012), A GENEALOGY OF CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 54: 137–168. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2012.00676.x
- Issue published online: 15 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 15 OCT 2012
- canonical correspondence analysis;
- detrended correspondence analysis;
- history of statistics;
- inverse correspondence analysis;
- joint correspondence analysis;
- non-symmetrical correspondence analysis;
- singular value decomposition
Over the past half a century correspondence analysis has grown from a little known statistical technique designed to graphically depict the association structure of categorical variables that form a contingency table to a very popular tool used in a wide variety of disciplines. Despite this growth, correspondence analysis remains relatively unknown in some parts of the world, including the Australasian statistical community.
This paper provides a non-technical, bibliographic exploration of correspondence analysis. We take a step back to view the development of this statistical technique and provide a brief account of its genealogy with a selection of over 270 key publications that have contributed to its growth. We also look at its maturity over the decades.