These books may be ordered from their publisher.
Schiffman, S.S., Reynolds, M.L., & Young,
F.W. (1981). Introduction to Multidimensional Scaling.
New York: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-624-350-6.
This book covers the design, execution, and analysis
of multidimensional scaling experiments and includes detailed
descriptions and examples of several major MDS programs including
ALSCAL. Discussed are various program options that allow the
user to select the model (classical, replicated or weighted)
that is most appropriate to a particular data set, and to
examine the effect of different measurement level assumptions.
Later chapters show how to use multiple regression and other
analyses to interpret the results of MDS, how to interpret
weights, and how to analyze rectangular data matrices.
Young, F.W. & Hamer, R.M. (1987)
Scaling: History, Theory & Applications
. Erlbaum Associates,
Inc. Hillsdale NJ. ISBN 0-89859-663-7.
This book is intended for intermediate graduate students,
researchers and instructors, presenting the fundamentals
of multidimensional scaling. The book illustrates the applicability
of MDS to a wide variety of disciplines. The first two sections
provide a ground work in the history and theory of MDS.
The third section outlines the application of MDS to such
diverse fields as physics, marketing and political science.