xiv, 594 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

This book comprises chapters from numerous researchers in fields using categorical data, especially the social sciences. The context for this categorical data is visualization; the content explores categorical data through graphical displays such as maps, trees, custom-designed computer graphics, and geometric shapes. Topical coverage also includes models for categorical data and the use of visual tools to aid in the interpretation of models and the modeling process.