MULTIVARIATE PERMUTATION TESTS
With Applications in Biostatistics
University of Padova, Italy
Complex multivariate problems are frequently encountered in many scientific
disciplines and it can be very difficult to obtain meaningful results.
Permutation and nonparametric combination methods provide flexible solutions
to complex problems by reducing the problem down to a set of simpler sub-problems.
The author presents a novel but well tested approach using real examples
taken from biomedical research. Statistical analyses are performed in a
nonparametric setting, so that no assumptions need be made about the underlying
distribution and the dependence relations between variables.
For researchers and practitioners in a number of scientific disciplines,
particularly biostatistics, the vast collection of techniques, examples
and case studies will be an invaluable resource. Graduate students of applied
statistics and nonparametric methods will find the book provides an accessible
introduction to multivariate permutation testing.
Provides a clear exposition of the use of multivariate permutation testing,
with emphasis on the use of nonparametric combination methodology
Growing area of research with many practical applications, notably in biostatistics
Numerous case studies and examples help to illustrate the theory
Provides solutions to multi-aspect problems, to problems with missing data,
analysis of factorial designs and repeated measures
Explains the analysis of categorical, ordered categorical, binary, continuous,
and mixed variables in both an experimental and an observational context
NPC-Test software, SAS macros, S-Plus code and datasets, allowing the reader
to apply the techniques described to problems in their own work, are available
on the web.
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