ERIC Number: ED441869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Variable Selection Strategies in Discriminate Analysis.
This paper presents three variable selection strategies in discriminate analysis (all variables in the model, use of stepwise methods, and all possible subsets). All three methods are illustrated through examples. Although the all variables in the model and the stepwise methods are the most widely used, B. Thompson (1996) and C. Huberty (1994) strongly oppose their use. On the other hand, Huberty states, "If one is into basing predictor selection on the data on hand, the recommendation here is to use the all-possible subsets approach" (C. Huberty, 1994, p. 125). (Contains 12 tables and 6 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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