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Basic Statistics in Multivariate Analysis

Karen A. Randolph and Laura L. Myers

Abstract

The complexity of social problems necessitates that social work researchers utilize multivariate statistical methods in their investigations. Having a thorough understanding of basic statistics can facilitate this process as multivariate methods have as their foundation many of these basic statistical procedures. In this pocket guide, the authors introduce readers to three of the more frequently used multivariate statistical methods in social work research—multiplelinear regression analysis,analysis of variance and covariance, and path analysis—with an emphasis on the basic statistics as impor ... More

Keywords: analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, basic statistics, linear regression analysis, multivariate analysis, path analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199764044
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764044.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen A. Randolph, author
Florida State University

Laura L. Myers, author
Florida A&M University