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Using interactive graphics to teach multivariate data analysis to psychology students. (English)
J. Stat. Educ. 19, No. 1, 19 p. (2011).
Summary: This paper discusses the use of interactive graphics to teach multivariate data analysis to Psychology students. Three techniques are explored through separate activities: parallel coordinates/boxplots; principal components/exploratory factor analysis; and cluster analysis. With interactive graphics, students may perform important parts of the analysis "by hand," using techniques such as pointing at, selecting and changing the colors of the points/observations. Our experience demonstrates that this approach is very useful when teaching an intermediate/advanced course on multivariate data analysis to students of Psychology, who tend to have low to moderate proficiency in Mathematics. (Contains 6 figures.) (ERIC)
Classification: K85
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