ERIC Number: EJ1046890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
A Primer on Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) for Behavioral Scientists
Warne, Russell T.
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v19 n17 Nov 2014
Reviews of statistical procedures (e.g., Bangert & Baumberger, 2005; Kieffer, Reese, & Thompson, 2001; Warne, Lazo, Ramos, & Ritter, 2012) show that one of the most common multivariate statistical methods in psychological research is multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). However, MANOVA and its associated procedures are often not properly understood, as demonstrated by the fact that few of the MANOVAs published in the scientific literature were accompanied by the correct post hoc procedure, descriptive discriminant analysis (DDA). The purpose of this article is to explain the theory behind and meaning of MANOVA and DDA. I also provide an example of a simple MANOVA with real mental health data from 4,384 adolescents to show how to interpret MANOVA results.
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Behavioral Science Research, Discriminant Analysis, Psychological Studies, Adolescents, Mental Health, Statistical Analysis
Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://pareonline.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health