Description Usage Arguments Details Value output Author(s) References See Also Examples
Conflict measure as proposed by Bell (2004).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  indexConflict3(
x,
p = 2,
e.out = NA,
e.threshold = NA,
c.out = NA,
c.threshold = NA,
trim = 20
)

x 

p 
The power of the Minkowski distance. 
e.out 
Numeric. A vector giving the indexes of the elements
for which detailed stats (number of conflicts per element,
discrepancies for triangles etc.) are promted
(default 
e.threshold 
Numeric. Detailed stats are prompted for those elements with a an
attributable percentage to the overall conflicts
higher than the supplied threshold
(default 
c.out 
Numeric. A vector giving the indexes of the constructs
for which detailed stats (discrepancies for triangles etc.)
are promted (default 
c.threshold 
Numeric. Detailed stats are prompted for those constructs with a an
attributable percentage to the overall conflicts
higher than the supplied threshold
(default 
trim 
The number of characters a construct (element) is trimmed to (default is

Measure of conflict or inconsistency as proposed by Bell (2004). The
identification of conflict is based on distances rather than correlations as
in other measures of conflict indexConflict1
and
indexConflict2
. It assesses if the distances between all
components of a triad, made up of one element and two constructs, satisfies
the "triangle inequality" (cf. Bell, 2004). If not, a triad is regarded as
conflictive. An advantage of the measure is that it can be interpreted not
only as a global measure for a grid but also on an element, construct, and
element by construct level making it valuable for detailed feedback. Also,
differences in conflict can be submitted to statistical testing procedures.
Status: working; output for euclidean and manhattan distance
checked against Gridstat output.
TODO: standardization and ztest for discrepancies;
Index of Conflict Variation.
A list (invisibly) containing containing:
potential 
number of potential conflicts 
actual 
count of actual conflicts 
overall 
percentage of conflictive relations 
e.count 
number of involvements of each element in conflictive relations 
e.perc 
percentage of involvement of each element in total of conflictive relations 
e.count 
number of involvements of each construct in conflictive relation 
c.perc 
percentage of involvement of each construct in total of conflictive relations 
e.stats 
detailed statistics for prompted elements 
c.stats 
detailed statistics for prompted constructs 
e.threshold 
threshold percentage. Used by print method 
c.threshold 
threshold percentage. Used by print method 
enames 
trimmed element names. Used by print method 
cnames 
trimmed construct names. Used by print method 
For further control over the output see print.indexConflict3
.
Mark Heckmann
Bell, R. C. (2004). A new approach to measuring inconsistency or conflict in grids. Personal Construct Theory & Practice, (1), 5359.
See indexConflict1
and indexConflict2
for conflict measures based on triads of correlations.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22  ## Not run:
# calculate conflicts
indexConflict3(bell2010)
# show additional stats for elements 1 to 3
indexConflict3(bell2010, e.out = 1:3)
# show additional stats for constructs 1 and 5
indexConflict3(bell2010, c.out = c(1,5))
# finetune output
## change number of digits
x < indexConflict3(bell2010)
print(x, digits = 4)
## omit discrepancy matrices for constructs
x < indexConflict3(bell2010, c.out = 5:6)
print(x, discrepancies = FALSE)
## End(Not run)

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