ENV 758b () / 2021-2022

Multivariate Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences

Credits: 3

Spring 2022: Tu,Th, 1:00-2:20, Burke


An introduction to the analysis of multivariate data. Topics include multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), principal components analysis, cluster analysis (hierarchical clustering, k-means), canonical correlation, multidimensional scaling ordination methods, discriminate analysis, factor analysis, and structural equations modeling. Emphasis is placed on practical application of multivariate techniques to a variety of natural and social examples in the environmental sciences. Students are required to select a dataset early in the term for use throughout the term. There are regular assignments and a final project. Extensive use of computers is required—students may use any combination of R, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and MINITAB. Prerequisites: a prior course in introductory statistics and a good understanding of multiple linear regression. Three hours lecture/discussion.

Prerequisites for ENV 758:
ENV 728: Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
or equivalent coursework.