Multivariate Statistics

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Multivariate Statistics

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Mathematics, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MATH 277 or STAT 233 or (STAT 292, 391)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    General concepts and various practical analysis techniques are introduced for multivariate data. Topics will be chosen from: principal component analysis, cluster analysis, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, canonical correlations, the multivariate general linear model and multidimensional scaling. Statistical software will be used to apply the techniques to multivariate data.

    Course learning objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:

    • Understand the characteristic features of multivariate data;
    • Identify and use various multivariate statistical techniques for summarising and classifying multivariate data;
    • Understand and be able to apply the multivariate general linear model in a variety of contexts for statistical modelling and inference;
    • Confidently use a statistical software package (SAS Enterprise Guide) to perform multivariate analysis.

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