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8. Multivariate Analysis

What Have I Found in My Larger Data?

Victoria Cox

(1)Dstl, Salisbury, UK

Multivariate analysis should be used on data with multiple response variables. I have termed the data as large as the data doesn’t necessarily have to fall into the category of “big data.”

For example, a data set with two nonindependent response variables could be analyzed using a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) , which is a multivariate technique. However the data is not “big data.”

With most multivariate techniques the interpretation of the analysis is quite subjective. The next sections of this chapter look at a few of the more common ...

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