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Is it suitable to calculate a cluster in an external statistic program and use it as covariate HB (and/or LC) analysis?

I made a hierarchical cluster analysis (SPSS) with items that reflect attitudes and meanings regarding renewable energies. Is it suitable to import this new calculated variable (3 cluster solution) to Sawtooth and use it as a covariate for HB/LC Analysis?
Thanks a lot for your help!
asked Jun 17, 2019 by bs77 Bronze (1,035 points)

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Yes, this makes sense to do and I've done this sort of thing with HB analysis. Our LC software does not take covariates, however.  

I usually avoid SPSS clustering, however, unless I've run some diagnostics that give me a strong feeling that it's finding a robust solution.  I run most mo my clustering in CCEA or in R and I prefer ensemble analysis or convergent k-means to simple hierarchical cluster analysis.
answered Jun 17, 2019 by Keith Chrzan Platinum Sawtooth Software, Inc. (117,375 points)