MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
Univariate
Analysis, Bivariate
Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, Regression Analysis
Multivariate analysis is a form of quantitative analysis which examines three or more variables at the same time, in order to understand the
relationships among them.
The simplest form of multivariate analysis is one in
which the researcher, interested in the relationship between an independent variable and a dependent variable (eg:
gender and political attitudes), introduces an extraneous variable (eg: age) to ensure
that a correlation between the two main variables is not spurious.
Presented in tabular form multivariate analysis divides
the age variable into its constituent values (eg: young and old) and then subdivides each
of these values into the values of female and male. Multivariate analysis makes it
possible to determine whether there is a correlation, among young people, between the
variables of gender and political attitudes.
Other forms of multivariate analysis are examined in methodology texts under the heading of the elaboration model,
and here one finds conditional variables, intervening variables, extraneous variables.
As the name indicates, multivariate analysis comprises a
set of techniques dedicated to the analysis of data sets with more than one variable.
Several of these techniques were developed recently in part because they require the
computational capabilities of modern computers.
Multivariate Analysis techniques are not always united in
their presentation, and the choice of the proper technique for a given problem is often
difficult.
Multivariate Analysis Books:
Multivariate Analysis (Probability and Mathematical
Statistics) (Paperback) by Kanti V. Mardia, J. T. Kent , J. M. Bibby
Multivariate Statistical Analysis: A Conceptual Introduction by Sam Kash Kachigan
(Paperback  Jun 1991)
Multivariate Data Analysis (6th Edition) by Joseph F. Hair, Bill Black, Barry Babin, and
Rolph E. Anderson (Hardcover  Nov 7, 2005)
Methods of Multivariate Analysis (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics) by Alvin C.
Rencher (Hardcover  Mar 7, 2002)
An Introduction to Multivariate Statistical Analysis (Wiley Series in Probability and
Statistics) by T. W. Anderson (Hardcover  Jul 25, 2003)
Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis by Wolfgang Härdle and Leopold Simar (Paperback
 Sep 10, 2007)
Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis (6th Edition) by Richard A. Johnson and Dean W.
Wichern (Hardcover  April 2, 2007)
Using Multivariate Statistics (5th Edition) by Barbara G. Tabachnick and Linda S. Fidell
(Hardcover  Mar 3, 2006)
Multivariate Data Analysis (7th Edition) by Joseph F. Hair, William C. Black, Barry J.
Babin, and Rolph E. Anderson (Hardcover  Feb 23, 2009)
Reading and Understanding Multivariate Statistics by Laurence G. Grimm and Paul R. Yarnold
(Paperback  Jan 1995)
An Introduction to Applied Multivariate Analysis by Tenko Raykov and George A. Marcoulides
(Hardcover  Mar 10, 2008)
Multivariate Statistical Methods: A Primer, Third Edition by Bryan F.J. Manly (Paperback 
Jun 30, 2004)
Applied Multivariate Analysis
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Many research questions in the social and behavioral sciences are investigated using
statistical models. We offer a crash course in applied multivariate analysis in which we
focus on: multiple linear regression analysis (including the use of dummy variables),
logistic regression analysis, simple and factorial ANOVA, interaction effects, repeated
measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, MANCOVA, and exploratory factor analysis.
SOCIAL BOND THEORY
AND BINGE DRINKING AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS: A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS.
College Student Journal, September 1, 1999, DURKIN, KEITH F.; WOLFE, TIMOTHY W.; CLARK,
GREGORY
This paper presents the results of a research project that examined the influence of
social bond variables on binge drinking in a sample of college students. A questionnaire
containing items which reflected a number of social bond variables and a measure of
frequency of binge drinking was administered to a sample (n=247) of college students. The
results indicated that nearly all of the social bond measures were inversely related to
the frequency of binge drinking. A multivariate model that used these social bond measures
explained approximately onequarter of the variance in ...
