multivariate analysis

Definitions of multivariate analysis
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n a generic term for any statistical technique used to analyze data from more than one variable

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multiple correlation, multiple regression
a statistical technique that predicts values of one variable on the basis of two or more other variables
regression analysis
the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another
correlational analysis
the use of statistical correlation to evaluate the strength of the relations between variables
ANOVA, analysis of variance
a statistical method for making simultaneous comparisons between two or more means; a statistical method that yields values that can be tested to determine whether a significant relation exists between variables
multicollinearity
a case of multiple regression in which the predictor variables are themselves highly correlated
factor analysis
any of several methods for reducing correlational data to a smaller number of dimensions or factors; beginning with a correlation matrix a small number of components or factors are extracted that are regarded as the basic variables that account for the interrelations observed in the data
Type of:
statistical method, statistical procedure
a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic

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