7th Edition

Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods Practical Application and Interpretation

    350 Pages 254 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    350 Pages 254 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods, Seventh Edition provides conceptual and practical information regarding multivariate statistical techniques to students who do not necessarily need technical and/or mathematical expertise in these methods.

    This text has three main purposes. The first purpose is to facilitate conceptual understanding of multivariate statistical methods by limiting the technical nature of the discussion of those concepts and focusing on their practical applications. The second purpose is to provide students with the skills necessary to interpret research articles that have employed multivariate statistical techniques. Finally, the third purpose of AMSM is to prepare graduate students to apply multivariate statistical methods to the analysis of their own quantitative data or that of their institutions.

    New to the Seventh Edition

    • All references to SPSS have been updated to Version 27.0 of the software.
    • A brief discussion of practical significance has been added to Chapter 1.
    • New data sets have now been incorporated into the book and are used extensively in the SPSS examples.
    • All the SPSS data sets utilized in this edition are available for download via the companion website.
    • Additional resources on this site include several video tutorials/walk-throughs of the SPSS procedures. These "how-to" videos run approximately 5–10 minutes in length.

    Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods was written for use by students taking a multivariate statistics course as part of a graduate degree program, for example in psychology, education, sociology, criminal justice, social work, mass communication, and nursing.

    1. Introduction to Multivariate Statistics

    2. A Guide to Multivariate Techniques

    3. Pre-Analysis Data Screening

    4. Factorial Analysis of Variance

    5. Analysis of Covariance

    6. Multivariate Analysis of Variance and Covariance

    7. Multiple Regression

    8. Factor Analysis

    9. Discriminant Analysis

    10. Binary Logistic Regression


    Craig A. Mertler is Associate Professor at Arizona State University, USA. He teaches courses focused on the application of action research in educational settings and also teaches research methods, statistical analyses, and educational assessment methods. He has served as the research methodology expert on more than 100 dissertations and theses.

    Rachel A. Vannatta is Professor of Educational Assessment, Research and Statistics at Bowling Green State University, USA. In her more than 25 years in higher education, she has focused on creating more accessible and relatable statistics content.

    Kristina N. LaVenia is Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University, USA. She teaches courses on research methods, data analysis, program evaluation, and leadership for adult development. In her role as faculty member, she works closely with doctoral students to provide support for their dissertation research. Her background as a school counselor informs her educational research and leadership preparation work.