Masters Theses


Application of bootstrap to subjective clustering

Keywords and Phrases

Hierarchical clustering; Subjective clustering


"In order to develop successful products in today's competitive market, it is essential to analyze customer needs accurately. Because the number of customer needs collected using a marketing survey tends to be large, it is necessary to group similar needs and identify a small number of representative needs. Subjective Clustering is a statistical method that uses the Hierarchical Clustering algorithm to group similar customer needs into clusters. This research compares Subjective Clustering (SC) and Bootstrap applied to Subjective Clustering (BS-SC) for determining how accurately these methods estimate population primary clusters"--Abstract, leaf iv.


Takai, Shun

Committee Member(s)

Du, Xiaoping
Midha, A. (Ashok)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Comparative study of bootstrap application to subjective clustering
  • Investigating the accuracy of subjective clustering and bootstrap application to subjective clustering using an empirical population


x, 48 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-65) and index (pages 66-70).


© 2006 Nishant Bhardwaj, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Bootstrap (Statistics)
Cluster analysis

Thesis Number

T 9103

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