This market leader offers a readable introduction to the statistical analysis of multivariate observations. Gives readers the knowledge necessary to make proper interpretations and select appropriate techniques for analyzing multivariate data. Starts with a formulation of the population models, delineates the corresponding sample results, and liberally illustrates everything with examples. Offers an abundance of examples and exercises based on real data. Appropriate for experimental scientists in a variety of disciplines.
Johnson (U. of Wisconsin-Madison) and Wichern (Texas A&M U.) present the newest edition of this college text on the statistical methods for describing and analyzing multivariate data, designed for students who have taken two or more statistics courses. The fifth edition includes the addition of several exercises and data sets, new graphics, and expanded discussion of the dimensionality of multivariate data, growth curves and classification and regression trees, revision of the algebraic development of correspondence analysis, and a new section on data mining. the accompanying CD-ROM contains the full data sets used in the book , saved as ASCII files. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)