As we have seen, indicators developed through the hierarchical design form a complex system. This characteristic may require approaches allowing more concise views able to summarizing the complexity. In this perspective, the guiding concept crossing all possible strategies is synthesis. From the conceptual point of view, any synthesis should preserve the consistency between the single elements and their synthesis and represent a “stylization” and not a compression of the represented reality. From the methodological point of view, synthesis concerns different aspects of the system (Maggino 2009)1: synthesis of units (cases, subjects, etc.), which aims at aggregating the individuals’ value of one indicator (basic or synthetic) observed at micro level; this synthesis should allow the created macro units to be compared (social groups, age groups, geographic areas, time frame), with reference to the indicators of interest. synthesis of basic indicators which aims at aggregating the values referring to several indicators for each unit, micro (individual level) or macro (regional, national, group level).
|Titolo:||Dealing with Syntheses in a System of Indicators|
MAGGINO, FILOMENA (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||02a Capitolo o Articolo|