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Chance-corrected classification for use in discriminant analysis: Ecological applications

January 1, 1984

A method for evaluating the classification table from a discriminant analysis is described. The statistic, kappa, is useful to ecologists in that it removes the effects of chance. It is useful even with equal group sample sizes although the need for a chance-corrected measure of prediction becomes greater with more dissimilar group sample sizes. Examples are presented.

Publication Year 1984
Title Chance-corrected classification for use in discriminant analysis: Ecological applications
DOI 10.2307/2425535
Authors Kimberly Titus, James A. Mosher, Byron K. Williams
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title American Midland Naturalist
Index ID 5221902
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center