Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Second Edition
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Alvin C. Rencher
Published Online: 27 MAR 2003
Print ISBN: 9780471418894
Online ISBN: 9780471271352
Book Series: Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics
About this Book
Amstat News asked three review editors to rate their top five favorite books in the September 2003 issue. Methods of Multivariate Analysis was among those chosen.
When measuring several variables on a complex experimental unit, it is often necessary to analyze the variables simultaneously, rather than isolate them and consider them individually. Multivariate analysis enables researchers to explore the joint performance of such variables and to determine the effect of each variable in the presence of the others. The Second Edition of Alvin Rencher's Methods of Multivariate Analysis provides students of all statistical backgrounds with both the fundamental and more sophisticated skills necessary to master the discipline.
To illustrate multivariate applications, the author provides examples and exercises based on fifty-nine real data sets from a wide variety of scientific fields. Rencher takes a "methods" approach to his subject, with an emphasis on how students and practitioners can employ multivariate analysis in real-life situations. The Second Edition contains revised and updated chapters from the critically acclaimed First Edition as well as brand-new chapters on:
- Cluster analysis
- Multidimensional scaling
- Correspondence analysis