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Resources for Multivariate Statistics

 

 

Books

 

George, D., & Mallery, P  (1995).  SPSS/PC+ Step by Step: A Simple Guide and Reference. Belmont, CA: Duxbury Press.

This book is helpful in interpreting results from multivariate procedures performed in SPSS.

 

Grimm, L. G., & Yarnold, P. R.  (Eds.)  (1995).  Reading and understanding multivariate statistics.  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

This edited book is user-friendly and provides examples from the behavioral sciences.

 

Kachigan, S. K.  (1991).  Multivariate statistical analysis:  A conceptual introduction  (2nd ed.).  New York:  Radius Press.

This book provides a nice background for many multivariate procedures.

 

Stevens, J. P.  (1996).  Applied multivariate statistics for the social sciences (3rd ed.).

Provides examples from the social sciences.  Not as user-friendly as some of the others, but worth taking a look at.

                    

*Cabell Library typically has the Grimm et al. and the Stevens texts. 

 

 

Webpages

 

Statsoft Electronic Statistics Textbook

http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html

 

Multivariate Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications by David Stockburger

http://www.psychstat.smsu.edu/multibook/mlt00.htm

 

Multivariate Statistics: A Practical Guide

http://www.sbg.ac.at./geo/idrisi/geostat/tutorial/multivariate_statistics/gg616.html

 

*it also helps to use a search engine (like Lycos, etc.) and do a search on a specific procedure, like cluster analysis, etc.