## General Systems Research: A Science, a Methodology, a Technology : Proceedings of the Annual North January 3-6 1979 |

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... X.j, X4) can be decomposed into three

ternary relation, i.e. , R(x1'x3'x4)= Pr4! Pr13 R n Pr3! Pri4 R n P1!1 pr34R' where

R = R(X , X., X ), or, equivalently , -1 -1 -1 pr2 pr134 R(X)= Pr24 pr13 R(X) 0 pr23

...

... X.j, X4) can be decomposed into three

**binary relations**with total absence of aternary relation, i.e. , R(x1'x3'x4)= Pr4! Pr13 R n Pr3! Pri4 R n P1!1 pr34R' where

R = R(X , X., X ), or, equivalently , -1 -1 -1 pr2 pr134 R(X)= Pr24 pr13 R(X) 0 pr23

...

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BACKGROUND I was acquainted with Ashby's work on constraint analysis of

many-dimensional relations (1964) before I had the occasion to apply statistical

techniques on social data. Prejudiced against reducing everything to

BACKGROUND I was acquainted with Ashby's work on constraint analysis of

many-dimensional relations (1964) before I had the occasion to apply statistical

techniques on social data. Prejudiced against reducing everything to

**binary****relations**...Page 83

His "constraint analysis" in effect tests whether an m-valued relation can be

explained in terms of: m unary relations or properties or ^

ml , , r-valued relations (n-r) !r! or 1 m-valued relation (the data) The outcome of

Ashby' ...

His "constraint analysis" in effect tests whether an m-valued relation can be

explained in terms of: m unary relations or properties or ^

**binary relations**or , —ml , , r-valued relations (n-r) !r! or 1 m-valued relation (the data) The outcome of

Ashby' ...

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### Contents

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES | 9 |

GENERAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH | 30 |

SYSTEMS SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY | 43 |

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