# 752-2110-00L Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Semester | Spring Semester 2017 |

Lecturers | C. Hartmann, R. Hansmann |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

Abstract | The course starts by introducing some basic statistical concepts and methods, e.g. data exploration, the idea behind significance testing, and the use of the statistical software SPSS. Based on these fundaments, the following analyses are discussed: regression analysis, factor analysis and variance analysis. |

Objective | Students will learn to use multivariate analysis methods and to interpret their results, by means of theory and practice. |

Content | This course provides an introduction into the theories and practice of multivariate analysis methods that are used in the fields of food sensory science, consumer behavior and environmental sciences. The course starts by introducing some basic statistical concepts and methods, e.g. data exploration, the idea behind significance testing, and the use of the statistical software SPSS. Based on these fundaments, the following analyses are discussed: regression analysis, factor analysis and variance analysis. During the course, theoretical lectures alternate with practical sessions in which data are analyzed and their results are interpreted using SPSS. Agenda 23.02 Introduction to the course and basic concepts of multivariate statistics (Keller) in Room HG D5.2 02.03 Data handling and exploration + SPSS Introduction (Visschers) 09.03 Exercise 1a+b (Visschers) 16.03 Basic Statistical Tests (Visschers) 23.03 Exercise 2: Basic Statistical Tests (Visschers) 30.03 Regression analysis (Keller) 06.04 Exercise 3: Regression analysis (Keller) 13.04 Variance Analysis (Keller) 27.04 Exercise 4: Variance Analysis (Keller) 04.05 Reliability Analysis (Visschers) 11.05 Principle Component Analysis (Keller) 18.05 Exercise 5: PCA and Reliability Analysis (Visschers) 01.06 EXAM (Room will be announced) |

Literature | Field, A. (2013). Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (4th Edition). Sage Publications. ISBN: 1-4462-4918-2 or Field, A. (2009) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (3rd Edition). Sage Publications. ISBN: 978-1-84787-907-3 or Field, A. (2005). Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (2nd Edition). Sage Publications. ISBN: 0-7619-4452-4 |

Prerequisites / Notice | This course will be given in English. |