Synopses & Reviews
This textbook provides a broad overview of the basic theory and methods of applied multivariate analysis. The presentation integrates both theory and practice including both the analysis of formal linear multivariate models and exploratory data analysis techniques. Each chapter contains the development of basic theoretical results with numerous applications illustrated using examples from the social and behavioral sciences, and other disciplines. All examples are analyzed using SAS for Windows Version 8.0. The book includes an overview of vectors, matrices, multivariate distribution theory, and multivariate linear models. Topics discussed include multivariate regression, multivariate analysis of variance for fixed and mixed models, seemingly unrelated regression models and repeated measurement models. While standard procedures for estimating model parameters and testing multivariate hypotheses, as well as simultaneous test procedures, are discussed and illustrated in the text, the text also includes tests of multivariate normality with chi-square and beta plots, tests of multivariate nonadditivity, tests of covariance structure, tests of nonnested hypotheses, and the assessment of model assumptions. Other topics illustrated in the text include discriminant and classification analysis, principal component analysis, canonical correlation analysis, exploratory factor analysis, cluster analysis, multidimension scaling, and structural equation modeling. The text should appeal to practitioners, researchers, and applied statisticians. It may be used in a one-semester course in applied multivariate analysis for practitioners and researchers, or as a two-semester course for majors in applied statistics. Because most data analyzed in the social and behavioral sciences and other disciplines involve many continuous variables, the techniques and examples. SAS programs for this book are available on the Springer website.
Review
From the reviews: "This book is more than an up-to-date textbook on multivariate analysis. It could enable SAS users to take full and informed advantage of the many options offered in the SAS procedures. For non-SAS users, the clear statement of the models should enable them to fit and interpret them with other software." ISI Short Book Reviews, Vol. 23/2, August 2003 "This textbook is another comprehensive work on applied multivariate analysis. Basic theory and methods are reviewed and illustrated by a number of examples and practices. ... The author has written a useful textbook combining most of general theory and practice of multivariate data analysis. The book is suitable to familiarize students at graduate level with main concepts and principles of multivariate analysis." (Dr. ir. M. H. J. de Bruijne, Kwantitatieve Methoden, Vol. 70B37, 2003) "This text is on the analysis of structured data ... . The author has managed to encapsulate so much in this book by giving a clear statement of each model ... . This book is more than an up-to date textbook on multivariate analysis. It could enable SAS users to take full and informed advantage of the many options offered in the SAS procedures. For non-SAS users, the clear statement of the models should enable them to fit and interpret them with other software." (J. M. Juritz, Short Book Reviews, Vol. 23 (2), 2003) "I was extremely pleased to see this book arrive. ... For each subject, all important equations and distributional results are very clearly stated. ... I found this book exciting, interesting and informative. The exercises are quite well chosen ... . In summary, Applied Multivariate Analysis is an excellent book. If you want only one book on multivariate analysis, I would suggest this as a strong candidate. I am extremely glad that I own this book ... ." (David E. Booth, Technometrics, Vol. 45 (2), May, 2003) "This textbook provides a broad overview of the basic theory and methods of applied multivariate analysis. The presentation integrates theory and practice including both the analysis of formal linear multivariate models and exploratory date analysis techniques. ... The techniques and examples discussed in the book should be helpful in the analysis of multivariate data using SAS. All programs and data sets used may be downloaded from a Web site. The book appeals to practitioners, researchers, and applied statisticians." (T. Postelnicu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1002 (2), 2003)
Review
From the reviews:
"This book is more than an up-to-date textbook on multivariate analysis. It could enable SAS users to take full and informed advantage of the many options offered in the SAS procedures. For non-SAS users, the clear statement of the models should enable them to fit and interpret them with other software."
ISI Short Book Reviews, Vol. 23/2, August 2003
"This textbook is another comprehensive work on applied multivariate analysis. Basic theory and methods are reviewed and illustrated by a number of examples and practices. ... The author has written a useful textbook combining most of general theory and practice of multivariate data analysis. The book is suitable to familiarize students at graduate level with main concepts and principles of multivariate analysis." (Dr. ir. M. H. J. de Bruijne, Kwantitatieve Methoden, Vol. 70B37, 2003)
"This text is on the analysis of structured data ... . The author has managed to encapsulate so much in this book by giving a clear statement of each model ... . This book is more than an up-to date textbook on multivariate analysis. It could enable SAS users to take full and informed advantage of the many options offered in the SAS procedures. For non-SAS users, the clear statement of the models should enable them to fit and interpret them with other software." (J. M. Juritz, Short Book Reviews, Vol. 23 (2), 2003)
"I was extremely pleased to see this book arrive. ... For each subject, all important equations and distributional results are very clearly stated. ... I found this book exciting, interesting and informative. The exercises are quite well chosen ... . In summary, Applied Multivariate Analysis is an excellent book. If you want only one book on multivariate analysis, I would suggest this as a strong candidate. I am extremely glad that I own this book ... ." (David E. Booth, Technometrics, Vol. 45 (2), May, 2003)
"This textbook provides a broad overview of the basic theory and methods of applied multivariate analysis. The presentation integrates theory and practice including both the analysis of formal linear multivariate models and exploratory date analysis techniques. ... The techniques and examples discussed in the book should be helpful in the analysis of multivariate data using SAS. All programs and data sets used may be downloaded from a Web site. The book appeals to practitioners, researchers, and applied statisticians." (T. Postelnicu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1002 (2), 2003)
Synopsis
This book provides a broad overview of the basic theory and methods of applied multivariate analysis. The presentation integrates both theory and practice including both the analysis of formal linear multivariate models and exploratory data analysis techniques. Each chapter contains the development of basic theoretical results with numerous applications illustrated using examples from the social and behavioral sciences, and other disciplines. All examples are analyzed using SAS for Windows Version 8.0.
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"This book is more than an up-to-date textbook on multivariate analysis. It could enable SAS users to take full and informed advantage of the many options offered in the SAS procedures. For non-SAS users, the clear statement of the models should enable them to fit and interpret them with other software." ISI Short Book Reviews, Vol. 23/2, August 2003
Table of Contents
Introduction * Vectors and Matrices * Multivariate Distributions and the Linear Model * Multivariate Regression Models * Seemingly Unrelated Regression Models * Multivariate Random and Mixed Models * Discriminant and Classification Analysis * Principal Component, Canonical Correlation, and Exploratory Factor Analysis * Cluster Analysis and Multidimensional Scaling * Structural Equation Models