The Essence of Multivariate Thinking: Basic Themes and Methods (Multivariate Applications Series) by Lisa L. HarlowThe Essence of Multivariate Thinking
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates | Bk&CD-Rom edition (January 18, 2005) | English | ISBN: 0805837299 | 264 pages
is intended to make multivariate statistics more accessible to a wide audience. To encourage a more thorough understanding of multivariate methods, author Lisa Harlow suggests basic themes that run through most statistical methodology. The most pervasive theme is multiplicity. The author argues that the use of multivariate methods encourages multiple ways of investigating phenomena. She explains that widening our lens to identify multiple theories, constructs, measures, samples, methods, and time points provide greater reliability and validity in our research. Dr. Harlow then shows how these themes are applied to several multivariate methods, with the hope that this will ease understanding in the basic concepts of multivariate thinking. Formulas are kept at a minimum.