Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Multivariate Statistics

Multivariate Statistics covers the theoretical foundations of multivariate statistics. Multivariate data typically consist of many records, each with readings on two or more variables, with or without an "outcome" variable of interest. Procedures covered in the course include multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), principal components, factor analysis and classification. Dr. Robert LaBudde, president and founder of Least Cost Formulations, Ltd., will present his online course “Multivariate Statistics” at For more details please visit at

Course Program:

Course outline: The course is structured as follows
SESSION 1: Multivariate Data
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Rows (Subjects) vs. Columns (Variables)
  • Covariances, Correlations and Distances
  • The Multivariate Normal Distribution
  • Scatterplots
  • More than 2 Variable Plots
  • Assessing Normality

SESSION 2: Multivariate Normal Distribution, MANOVA, & Inference
  • Details of the Multivariate Normal Distribution
  • Wishart Distribution
  • Hotelling T2 Distribution
  • Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)
  • Hypothesis Tests on Covariances
  • Joint Confidence Intervals

SESSION 3: Multidimensional Scaling & Correspondence Analysis
  • Principal Components
  • Correspondence Analysis
  • Multidimensional Scaling

SESSION 4: Discriminant Analysis
  • Classification Problem
  • Population Covariances Known
  • Population Covariances Estimated
  • Fisher’s Linear Discriminant Function
  • Validation

Instructor, Dr. Robert LaBudde, is president and founder of Least Cost Formulations, Ltd., a mathematical software development company specializing in optimization and process control software for manufacturing companies. He has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University and North Carolina State University. Dr. LaBudde is currently Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Old Dominion University.

You will be able to ask questions and exchange comments with the instructors via a private discussion board throughout the course.   The courses take place online at in a series of 4 weekly lessons and assignments, and require about 15 hours/week.  Participate at your own convenience; there are no set times when you must be online. You have the flexibility to work a bit every day, if that is your preference, or concentrate your work in just a couple of days.

For Indian participants accepts registration for its courses at special prices in Indian Rupees through its partner, the Center for eLearning and Training (C-eLT), Pune.

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