Increasingly, researchers need to perform multivariate statistical analyses on their data. Unfortunately, a lack of mathematical training prevents many from taking advantage of these advanced techniques, in part, because books focus on the theory and neglect to explain how to perform and interpret multivariate analyses on real-life data.
For years, Afifi and Clark's Computer-Aided Multivariate Analysis has been a welcome exception-helping researchers choose the appropriate analyses for their data, carry them out, and interpret the results. Only a limited knowledge of statistics is assumed, and geometrical and graphical explanations are used to explain what the analyses do. However, the basic model is always given, and assumptions are discussed.
Reflecting the increased emphasis on computers, the Third Edition includes three additional statistical packages written for the personal computer. The authors also discuss data entry, database management, data screening, data transformations, as well as multivariate data analysis. Another new chapter focuses on log-linear analysis of multi-way frequency tables.
Students in a wide range of fields-ranging from psychology, sociology, and physical sciences to public health and biomedical science-will find Computer-Aided Multivariate Analysis especially informative and enlightening.
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For the past 20 years, whenever I had and occasion to review a multivariate method...this was the book that I grabbed first. These books kept the mathematical content to the minimally necessary material and used a wealth of nice examples. One of its attractions is that it is a practical text that works well with nonstatisticians who have had a decent statistics course. It also continues to be an excellent book for the statistician's bookshelf.
-Technometrics, November 2004
This book is an excellent presentation of computer-aided multivariate analysis. I believe that it will be a very useful addition to any scholarly library...it provides a comprehensive introduction to available techniques for analyzing data of this form, written in a style that should appeal to non-specialists as well as to statisticians.
-Zentralblatt MATH 105
This is a text for a broad spectrum of researchers....who may find it very useful as it stresses the importance of understanding the concepts and methods through useful real life illustrations.
-Journal of the RSS, Vol. 168, 2005
A key feature of this book is that it can be used in conjunction with any or all of the following very well-known software tools: S-Plus, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and SSTATISTICA.
-Statistics in Medicine, 2005
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Descrizione libro Chapman and Hall/CRC, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 3. Codice libro della libreria DADAX041273060X