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The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

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Writing about multivariate analysis is a surprisingly common task. Researchers use these advanced statistical techniques to examine relationships among multiple variables, such as exercise, diet, and heart disease, or to forecast information such as future interest rates or unemployment. Many different people, from social scientists to government agencies to business professionals, depend on the results of multivariate models to inform their decisions. At the same time, many researchers have trouble communicating the purpose and findings of these models. Too often, explanations become bogged down in statistical jargon and technical details, and audiences are left struggling to make sense of both the numbers and their interpretation.

Here, Jane Miller offers much-needed help to academic researchers as well as to analysts who write for general audiences. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis brings together advanced statistical methods with good expository writing. Starting with twelve core principles for writing about numbers, Miller goes on to discuss how to use tables, charts, examples, and analogies to write a clear, compelling argument using multivariate results as evidence.

Writers will repeatedly look to this book for guidance on how to express their ideas in scientific papers, grant proposals, speeches, issue briefs, chartbooks, posters, and other documents. Communicating with multivariate models need never appear so complicated again.

About the Author

Jane E. Miller is on the faculty at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She is the author of The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers, published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Boxes



1. Introduction

Part I. Principles

2. Seven Basic Principles

3. Causality, Statistical Significance, and Substantive Significance

4. Five More Technical Principles

Part II. Tools

5. Creating Effective Tables

6. Creating Effective Charts

7. Choosing Effective Examples and Analogies

8. Basic Types of Quantitative Comparisons

9. Quantitative Comparisons for Multivariate Models

10. Choosing How to Present Statistical Test Results

Part III. Pulling It All Together

11. Writing Introductions, Conclusions, and Abstracts

12. Writing about Data and Methods

13. Writing about Distributions and Associations

14. Writing about Multivariate Models

15. Speaking about Multivariate Analyses

16. Writing for Applied Audiences

Appendix A. Implementing "Generalization, Example, Exceptions" (GEE)

Appendix B. Translating Statistical Output into Table and Text

Appendix C. Terminology for Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and Logistic Models

Appendix D. Using a Spreadsheet for Calculations


Reference List


Product Details

University of Chicago Press
Miller, Jane E.
Technical Writing
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Multivariate analysis
Economics - General
General Reference
Reference - General
Edition Description:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
72 figures, 39 tables
8.5 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Economics » General
Reference » General
Reference » Writing » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Probability and Statistics » Statistics

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