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Some recent work on methods for the analysis of multivariate observational data in the social sciences. (English) Zbl 0783.62102
Rao, C. R. (ed.), Multivariate analysis: future directions. Papers presented at the 7th multivariate conference held at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (USA), May 5-9, 1992. Amsterdam: North- Holland. North-Holland Ser. Stat. Probab. 5, 95-114 (1993).
Summary: A review is given of some recent work on a number of themes: the construction of derived response variables, when some of the vector variables have components where individual interpretation is to be preserved, the examination of the adequacy of covariance matrices as a means of capturing dependency and association and the study of special patterns of conditional independence.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0779.00022].

MSC:
62P25 Applications of statistics to social sciences
62H20 Measures of association (correlation, canonical correlation, etc.)
62H99 Multivariate analysis
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