chapter  6
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Multivariate measurements

ByGerie W. A. M. van der Heijden, Ragne Emardson

Measurements with persons often involve a large number of variables that have to be analyzed with statistical methods. This chapter gives a short overview of various methods that can be used. The aim is to give readers a basic understanding of the usefulness of and relations between the different methods in a condensed and accessible form. We refer interested readers to numerous multivariate statistical handbooks for a more extensive and in-depth treatment of the several methods (e.g., Mardia, Kent, & Bibby, 1979; Johnson & Wichern, 2002; Härdle & Simar, 2007; Tabachnick & Fidell, 2007).