Non-linear analysis of categorical variables, that is, a variable that can sort objects into a limited number of distinct groups called `categories', is a useful technique for social scientists, particularly those who do survey research. This book introduces the reader to the application of a particular approach to categorical analysis, the GIFI system, or multiple correspondence analysis. Using illustrative examples from a variety of disciplines, van de Geer shows how to perform these techniques using standard computer programs, such as SPSS. The book explains when to use particular programs, what conditions need to be met for effective use of each program, and how to interpret the results based on the use of each of these programs. Detailed examples are used throughout the book to enable the reader to comprehend what is `going on behind' the computer program.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm
"This set would be appropriate for use in a graduate course, with guidance from an instructor who has expertise in this approach to multivariate analysis. The interested researcher will find the set to be very helpful, particularly in terms of developing a coherent and accurate interpretation of the results."
-- Elizabeth L. Rose * Structural Equation Modeling *