Course Topics

The goal of this talk is to familiarize those in attendance with some common multivariate methods, such as principal component analysis, factor analysis, Hotelling’s T2, etc. We’ll try to motivate each method by identifying problems where it could be used, what kinds of assumptions are made, what kinds of interpretations they lead to, and some pros and cons of the method. We want this talk to be accessible, however a basic level of understanding of both statistics and matrix algebra will be very helpful to all those in attendance.