By Craig A. Mertler, Rachel Vannatta Reinhart
Ideal for non-math majors, Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods teaches scholars to interpret, current, and write up effects for every statistical procedure with out overemphasizing complex math. This hugely utilized process covers the why, what, while and the way of complicated and multivariate data in a fashion that's neither too technical nor too mathematical. scholars additionally easy methods to compute each one method utilizing SPSS software program.
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6. Which risk-taking behaviors (amount of alcohol use, drug use, sexual activity, violence) distinguish suicide attempters from nonattempters? 7. Do adolescents from low, middle, and high socioeconomic status families have different literacy test scores after adjusting for family type? 8. Does ethnicity significantly affect reading achievement, math achievement, and overall achievement among sixth grade students after adjusting for family income? 9. Which combination of risk-taking behaviors (amount of alcohol use, drug use, sexual activity, and violence) best predicts the amount of suicide behavior among adolescents?
2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Describe four main purposes for screening data. Present various alternatives for handling missing data. Distinguish between univariate and multivariate outliers. Interpret the proper application of Mahalanobis distance when evaluating potential outliers. Compare and contrast various forms of departure from normality in a variable’s (or set of variables’) distribution. Discuss the purpose and use of data transformations. Describe the use of residuals in evaluating violations to the assumption of linearity.
Each of the individual variables must be normally distributed. 2. Any linear combination of the variables must be normally distributed. 3. , every pairwise combination) must have a multivariate normal distribution (this is known as bivariate normality). Bivariate normality implies that the scatterplots for each pair of variables will be elliptical. An initial check for multivariate normality would consist of an examination of all bivariate scatterplots to check that they are approximately elliptical (Stevens, 2001).