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ERIC Number: ED316579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Why Multivariate Statistics Are Critical: A Review with Examples.
LeCluyse, Karen
The use of multivariate statistics in behavioral research is investigated, with emphasis on the reasons why multivariate methods can be so important. The concepts of testwise and experimentwise error are explained, and it is noted that multivariate methods can be used to control the inflation of experimentwise Type I error. It is also noted that multivariate methods can detect effects that would go unnoticed in univariate analyses; a small data set is used to illustrate this possibility. Finally, it is noted that multivariate methods often best honor the reality about which the researcher is attempting to generalize. Two tables present a hypothetical data set for eight cases, and separate analysis of variance results for two dependent variables across two levels of an independent variable, respectively. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A