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Ranking of Multivariate Populations

A Permutation Approach with Applications, 1st Edition

By Livio Corain, Rosa Arboretti, Stefano Bonnini

Chapman and Hall/CRC

328 pages | 84 B/W Illus.

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Description

Ranking of Multivariate Populations: A Permutation Approach with Applications presents a novel permutation-based nonparametric approach for ranking several multivariate populations. Using data collected from both experimental and observation studies, it covers some of the most useful designs widely applied in research and industry investigations, such as multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and multivariate randomized complete block (MRCB) designs.

The first section of the book introduces the topic of ranking multivariate populations by presenting the main theoretical ideas and an in-depth literature review. The second section discusses a large number of real case studies from four specific research areas: new product development in industry, perceived quality of the indoor environment, customer satisfaction, and cytological and histological analysis by image processing. A web-based nonparametric combination global ranking software is also described.

Designed for practitioners and postgraduate students in statistics and the applied sciences, this application-oriented book offers a practical guide to the reliable global ranking of multivariate items, such as products, processes, and services, in terms of the performance of all investigated products/prototypes.

Table of Contents

Theory and Methods

Introduction and Motivation

Some Guideline Examples

Formalization of the Problem and General Solution

Literature Review of the Ranking Problem

Specificities and Advantages of the Permutation Approach for the Multivariate Ranking Problem

Multivariate Ranking and Quality Improvement

References

Permutation Tests and Nonparametric Combination Methodology

Introduction to Permutation Tests

Multivariate Permutation Tests and Nonparametric Combination Methodology

Hypothesis Testing for Curve Comparison

Some Properties of Univariate and Multivariate Permutation Tests

References

A Permutation Approach for Ranking of Multivariate Populations

Set-Up of the Multivariate Ranking Problem

Some Monte Carlo Simulation Studies to Validate the Ranking Methods for Multivariate Populations

References

Software Tools, Applications, and Case Studies

The Software Nonparametric Combination Global Ranking

Integrating R and PHP in a Web App Framework

User Registration and Input/Output Management

NPC Global Ranking

References

Applications in New Product Development in Industry

A One-Way MANOVA Dose–Response Experiment

Multivariate Repeated Measures Experiments for NPD

Sensory Test: ST Analysis

The Ranking Approach on the Issue of Consumer Relevance in NPD

Conclusion

References

Subjective Evaluations and Perceived Quality of the Indoor Environment

Evaluation of Indoor Environmental Conditions in Educational Buildings

Evaluation of Indoor Environment Conditions in Classrooms

Measured and Perceived Indoor Environmental Quality at a Hospital

References

Evaluating Customer Satisfaction in Public and Private Services

A Survey on Job Satisfaction of PhD Graduates from the University of Ferrara

Performances and Perceived Quality of Services Delivered by Italian Public Administrations

Customer Satisfaction on Ski Teaching Service: The S.E.S.T.O. Survey

Customer Satisfaction Evaluation of Tourist Facilities: The Sesto Nature Survey Case Study

A Survey of the Potential of the Passito Wine Market

A Longitudinal Survey to Evaluate Perception of Malodours

Evaluation of Customer Satisfaction on Public Transport Services

References

Cytological and Histological Analysis by Image Processing: The Ranking Approach

Ranking of Estradiol Exposures on Intracellular Calcium Concentration in Bovine Brain–Derived Endothelial Cells

Ranking of Trophic Effects from Estrogen Exposure of Primary Cell Cultures from Fetal Bovine Cerebellum

Ranking of Storing Conditions in the Tanning Industry to Preserve Bovine Skin

References

Index

About the Authors

Authors

Livio Corain, PhD, is an assistant professor of statistics in the Department of Management and Engineering at the University of Padua.

Rosa Arboretti, PhD, is an assistant professor of statistics in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Padua.

Stefano Bonnini, PhD, is an assistant professor of statistics in the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Ferrara.

Contributors

Luigi Salmaso, PhD, is a full professor of statistics in the Department of Management and Engineering at the University of Padua.

Eleonora Carrozzo is a PhD student in managerial engineering in the Department of Management and Engineering at the University of Padua.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT029000
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General