Practical Multivariate Analysis

Practical Multivariate Analysis

By (author) Abdelmonem Abdelaziz Afifi , By (author) Virginia A. Clark , By (author) Susanne May


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This new version of the bestselling Computer-Aided Multivariate Analysis has been appropriately renamed to better characterize the nature of the book. Taking into account novel multivariate analyses as well as new options for many standard methods, Practical Multivariate Analysis, Fifth Edition shows readers how to perform multivariate statistical analyses and understand the results. For each of the techniques presented in this edition, the authors use the most recent software versions available and discuss the most modern ways of performing the analysis. New to the Fifth Edition * Chapter on regression of correlated outcomes resulting from clustered or longitudinal samples * Reorganization of the chapter on data analysis preparation to reflect current software packages * Use of R statistical software * Updated and reorganized references and summary tables * Additional end-of-chapter problems and data sets The first part of the book provides examples of studies requiring multivariate analysis techniques; discusses characterizing data for analysis, computer programs, data entry, data management, data clean-up, missing values, and transformations; and presents a rough guide to assist in choosing the appropriate multivariate analysis. The second part examines outliers and diagnostics in simple linear regression and looks at how multiple linear regression is employed in practice and as a foundation for understanding a variety of concepts. The final part deals with the core of multivariate analysis, covering canonical correlation, discriminant, logistic regression, survival, principal components, factor, cluster, and log-linear analyses. While the text focuses on the use of R, S-PLUS, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and STATISTICA, other software packages can also be used since the output of most standard statistical programs is explained. Data sets and code are available for download from the book's web page and CRC Press Online.

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  • Hardback | 537 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 35.56mm | 884.5g
  • 01 Nov 2011
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 75 black & white illustrations, 115 black & white tables
  • 1439816808
  • 9781439816806
  • 729,196

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"First of all, it is very easy to read. ... The authors manage to introduce and (at least partially) explain even quite complex concepts, e.g. eigenvalues, in an easy and pedagogical way that I suppose is attractive to readers without deeper statistical knowledge. The text is also sprinkled with references for those who want to probe deeper into a certain topic. Secondly, I personally find the book's emphasis on practical data handling very appealing. ... Thirdly, the book gives very nice coverage of regression analysis. ... this is a nicely written book that gives a good overview of a large number of multivariate techniques and also tries to give the reader practical advice on how to perform statistical analyses." -Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 56(4), 2014 "I found the text enjoyable and easy to read. The authors provide a sufficient description of all the methodology for practical use. Each chapter includes at least one real world dataset analysis and the software commands summary tables included at the end of every chapter should be particularly helpful to a practitioner of statistics. ... I would recommend the text for practitioners of statistics looking for a handy reference, particularly those performing basic analysis in the health sciences." -Thomas J. Fisher, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Issue 6, 2012 Praise for Previous Editions: For the past 20 years, whenever I had an 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 STATISTICA. -Pat Altham, University of Cambridge, UK, Statistics in Medicine, 2005

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