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000154703 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.1177/0049124109342065
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000154703 037__ $$aARTICLE
000154703 245__ $$aHow much does it cost? Optimization of costs in sequence analysis of social science data
000154703 260__ $$bSAGE Publications$$c2009
000154703 269__ $$a2009
000154703 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000154703 520__ $$aOne major methodological problem in analysis of sequence data is the determination of costs from which distances between sequences are derived. Although this problem is currently not optimally dealt with in the social sciences, it has some similarity with problems that have been solved in bioinformatics for three decades. In this article, the authors propose an optimization of substitution and deletion/insertion costs based on computational methods. The authors provide an empirical way of determining costs for cases, frequent in the social sciences, in which theory does not clearly promote one cost scheme over another. Using three distinct data sets, the authors tested the distances and cluster solutions produced by the new cost scheme in comparison with solutions based on cost schemes associated with other research strategies. The proposed method performs well compared with other cost-setting strategies, while it alleviates the justification problem of cost schemes.
000154703 6531_ $$asequence analysis
000154703 6531_ $$aoptimal matching
000154703 6531_ $$atrajectories
000154703 6531_ $$aempirical cost optimization
000154703 6531_ $$aOptimal Matching Analysis
000154703 6531_ $$aAcid Substitution Matrices
000154703 6531_ $$aCluster-Analysis
000154703 6531_ $$aCareer Patterns
000154703 6531_ $$aAlignment
000154703 6531_ $$aProteins
000154703 6531_ $$aWork
000154703 6531_ $$aConstraints
000154703 6531_ $$aSociology
000154703 6531_ $$aAgreement
000154703 700__ $$aGauthier, Jacques-Antoine
000154703 700__ $$aWidmer, Eric D.
000154703 700__ $$0244404$$aBucher, Philipp$$g113607
000154703 700__ $$aNotredame, Cedric
000154703 773__ $$j38$$k1$$q197-231$$tSociological Methods & Research
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000154703 937__ $$aEPFL-ARTICLE-154703
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000154703 980__ $$aARTICLE