Using Mosaic displays in configural frequency analysis

Eun-Young Mun, Alexander Von Eye, Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Robert A. Zucker

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The present study proposes using Mosaic displays to depict results of Configural Frequency Analysis (CFA). The Mosaic display is a graphical method to examine multiway cross-tabulated data. Its unique strength as a graphical tool for CFA lies in its capability to show more than one dimension of the data in a way that instant comparisons of proportions can be made without much effort. Mosaic displays allow one to illustrate not only cell frequencies but also patterns of types/antitypes in CFA. In the present study, we compare Mosaic displays using real data examples to existing graphical methods that examine cell frequencies or test statistics of types and antitypes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-196
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001


  • Categorical data
  • Configural frequency analysis
  • Graphics
  • Mosaic display


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