LAMSAS in the Netherlands


Worksheet effect

Limiting ourselves to data of one informant (because of the fieldworker effect), we notice that our measurements are effected by worksheets.

subset:        fieldworker: Lowman
               worksheets: all
               826 informants
grouping:      fieldworker + worksheet + community: 426 locations
                   (two locations merged because of identical coordinates)
maps:          clustering, Ward's method

Lexical differences

The existence of a worksheet effect on measuring differences of lexical choice is to be expected. Different questions prompt the informant to different alternatives.

data:          lexical items
method:        Gewichteter Identitätswert

With only three clusters, the Preliminary South Atlantic worksheet stands out as a single cluster, with only very few exceptions: