Applied Factor Analysis in the Natural Sciences.

  title={Applied Factor Analysis in the Natural Sciences.},
  author={Richard Arthur Reyment and Karl G. J{\"o}reskog},
This graduate-level text aims to introduce students of the natural sciences to the powerful technique of factor analysis and to provide them with the background necessary to be able to undertake analyses on their own. A thoroughly updated and expanded version of the authors' successful textbook on geological factor analysis, this book draws on examples from botany, zoology, ecology, and oceanography, as well as geology. Applied multivariate statistics has grown into a research area of almost… 
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A method of factor analysis for shape coordinates.
  • F. Bookstein
  • Psychology
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 2017
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