8. Discriminant Analysis: Description of Group Separation

  1. Alvin C. Rencher and
  2. William F. Christensen

Published Online: 1 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118391686.ch8

Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition

Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Rencher, A. C. and Christensen, W. F. (2012) Discriminant Analysis: Description of Group Separation, in Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118391686.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470178966

Online ISBN: 9781118391686

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Keywords:

  • discriminant analysis;
  • group separation;
  • multiple regression;
  • discriminant functions;
  • coefficients

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Discriminant Function for Two Groups

  • Relationship Between Two-Group Discriminant Analysis and Multiple Regression

  • Discriminant Analysis for Several Groups

  • Standardized Discriminant Functions

  • Tests of Significance

  • Interpretation of Discriminant Functions

  • Scatterplots

  • Stepwise Selection of Variables