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Basavanneppa Tallur <[log in to unmask]>
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Classification, clustering, and phylogeny estimation
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Mon, 9 Oct 2000 10:02:07 +0200
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Hello,
I don't know if someone has answered your query. I work in the area of
cluster analysis methodology and its applications and I can tell you
that you don't have to bother about the correlated variables in your
data set; it has no side effects on your results.

Basu

Clare Guse wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I am beginning to perform a cluster analysis with 7 variables reflecting a
> subject's behaviors and feelings in reaction to a partner's use of violence
> against them.  However, some of these variables are correlated
> (correlations range from 0.010 to 0.696) and I'm not sure how to handle
> this situation.  What level of correlation is a problem?  Should one of the
> pair of correlated variables be removed from consideration and, if so, how
> does one choose?
>
> Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this problem,
> Clare
>
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> Clare Guse, MS
> Biostatistician
> Dept. of Family & Community Medicine
> Division of Research
> Center for Practice-Based Research (CPBR)
> Medical College of Wisconsin
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