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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 08)
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Study on the Urban Development Level in Hubei Province Based on PCA and AHP

Yazhou Xiong, Ji Ke, Jingyuan Xing and Jingfu Chen
Corresponding Author:  Yazhou Xiong 

Key words:  Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Principal Compound Analysis (PCA), urban development level, , , ,
Vol. 5 , (08): 2604-2611
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August 24, 2012 October 02, 2012 March 15, 2013

Based on the major cities in Hubei province as the research object, the comprehensive evaluation indicator system and evaluation model of the urban development level evaluation in Hubei are proposed via systems analysis. The study makes a Principal Components Analysis (PCA) to the original data by means of SPSS; Next, this study analyzes the studied data via Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) as well as illuminates the key principles of the AHP and that, comprehensive score and ranking of development level of the main cities in Hubei is obtained and all the regions are divided into three clusters via K-means clustering analysis; Finally, this study appraises urban development level of Hubei synthetically.
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Yazhou Xiong, Ji Ke, Jingyuan Xing and Jingfu Chen, 2013. Study on the Urban Development Level in Hubei Province Based on PCA and AHP.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(08): 2604-2611.
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