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A comparison between alternative models for environmental ordinal data: Nonlinear PCA vs Rasch Analysis

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  • Pieralda FERRARI

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  • Paola ANNONI

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  • Silvia SALINI

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Two different methodologies, Nonlinear PCA and Partial Credit version of Rasch model, are applied to real data to obtain a quantitative measure of a latent factor. Specifically the goal is to identify the level of damage of a set of particurarly valuable public buildings. Several ordinal variables are observed on each building, which describe various aspects of damage severity. Scoreson each bulding are then assigned on the basis of computed 'vulnerability' level.

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  • Pieralda FERRARI & Paola ANNONI & Silvia SALINI, 2005. "A comparison between alternative models for environmental ordinal data: Nonlinear PCA vs Rasch Analysis," Departmental Working Papers 2005-12, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Universit√† degli Studi di Milano.
  • Handle: RePEc:mil:wpdepa:2005-12
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    1. Galeotti, Marzio & Rubashkina, Yana & Salini, Silvia & Verdolini, Elena, 2018. "Environmental policy performance and its determinants: Application of a three-level random intercept model," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 114(C), pages 134-144.
    2. Pier Ferrari & Silvia Salini, 2011. "Complementary Use of Rasch Models and Nonlinear Principal Components Analysis in the Assessment of the Opinion of Europeans About Utilities," Journal of Classification, Springer;The Classification Society, vol. 28(1), pages 53-69, April.
    3. P. A. Ferrari & S. Salini, 2008. "Measuring Service Quality: The Opinion of Europeans about Utilities," Working Papers 2008.36, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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    Nonlinear PCA; Partial Credit Rasch Model; Ordinal Variables;

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