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Systems of Psychotherapy - A Transtheoretical Analysis (Hardcover, 9th Revised edition): James O. Prochaska, John C Norcross Systems of Psychotherapy - A Transtheoretical Analysis (Hardcover, 9th Revised edition)
James O. Prochaska, John C Norcross
R3,343 Discovery Miles 33 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Comprehensive, systematic, and balanced, Systems of Psychotherapy uses a wealth of clinical cases to help readers understand a wide variety of psychotherapies - including psychodynamic, existential, experiential, interpersonal, exposure, behavioral, cognitive, third wave, systemic, multicultural, and integrative. The ninth edition of this landmark text thoroughly analyzes 15 leading systems of psychotherapy and briefly surveys another 32, providing students and practitioners with a broad overview of the discipline. The book explores each system's theory of personality, theory of psychopathology, and resulting therapeutic process and therapy relationship. Through these explorations the authors clearly demonstrate how psychotherapy systems agree on the processes producing change while diverging on the elements in need of change. Additionally, the authors present cogent criticisms of each approach from cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic, humanistic, cultural, and integrative perspectives. This ninth edition features updated meta-analytic reviews of the effectiveness of each system, new sections on Lacanian analysis, mentalization therapy, and psychotherapy with gender nonconforming people, as well as new sections and updates throughout the text.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Carla Willig, Wendy Stainton Rogers The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Carla Willig, Wendy Stainton Rogers
R3,402 R3,045 Discovery Miles 30 450 Save R357 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition. Since the first edition qualitative research in psychology has been transformed. Responding to this, existing chapters have been updated, and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

Conducting Research - Social and Behavioral Science Methods (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Lawrence T Orcher Conducting Research - Social and Behavioral Science Methods (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Lawrence T Orcher
R2,894 Discovery Miles 28 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This updated edition takes students through the steps of selecting a research topic to writing the final research report. Balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods makes this book appropriate for use by all students. New to this edition: A new chapter has been added to introduce citing references using ASA and APA styles. In addition, three new chapters are now included to give additional guidance to students planning to do survey research. Supplemental Learning Resources have also been added to help students achieve mastery in their study of research methods for the social and behavioral sciences.

REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Ioana Alina Cristea, Simona... REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Ioana Alina Cristea, Simona Stefan, Oana David, Cristina Mogoase, Anca Dobrean
R1,432 R1,316 Discovery Miles 13 160 Save R116 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This clinical guide reviews the basics of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and presents a quartet of tested protocols for treating anxiety disorders in children and adults. Adult applications feature REBT for treating generalized anxiety disorder and a brief REBT/virtual reality immersion approach to social anxiety disorder. For children and adolescents, a REBT and a rational-emotive educational program address anxiety with interventions tailored to age and developmental considerations. Each protocol suggests measures for screening for suitability and differential diagnosis, explains the usefulness of REBT for the problem, and includes these features: Session-by-session therapist guide with case formulation and relevant techniques. In-session evaluation scales. Client worksheets and exercises. Developmentally appropriate materials for children and adolescents. Agendas for parent sessions to supplement children's therapy. Recommended readings for clients and reference lists for therapists. REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults offers a wealth of proven hands-on knowledge not only for practitioners using REBT in their work, such as therapists, clinical psychologists, and counselors, but also for researchers studying the efficacy of psychotherapy interventions for anxiety disorders.

Crafting Phenomenological Research (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Mark D Vagle Crafting Phenomenological Research (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Mark D Vagle
R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Building off the success of its award-winning first edition, the second edition of Crafting Phenomenological Research continues to be the leading resource for those interested in a concise introduction to phenomenological research in education and social sciences. Joining leading contemporary practitioners, such as van Manen, Giorgi, and Dahlberg, Vagle walks the reader through multiple approaches to designing and implementing phenomenological research, including his post-intentional phenomenology, which incorporates elements of post-structural thinking into traditional methods. Vagle provides readers with methodological tools to build their own phenomenological study, addressing such issues as research design, data gathering and analysis, and writing. Replete with exercises for students, resources for further research, and examples of completed phenomenological studies, this book affords the instructor an easy entree into introducing phenomenology into courses on qualitative research, social theory, or educational research. New to this edition: An additional first chapter that outlines the historical background of phenomenological philosophy and methodology. A feature called "snapshots" that provides brief commentary and/or examples to illustrate concepts and ideas. Updated "resource digs" providing more examples, with the addition of more international resources.

Introduction to Psychology - Gateways to Mind and Behavior (Hardcover, 15th edition): Dennis Coon, John Mitterer, Tanya Martini Introduction to Psychology - Gateways to Mind and Behavior (Hardcover, 15th edition)
Dennis Coon, John Mitterer, Tanya Martini
R1,082 R931 Discovery Miles 9 310 Save R151 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Welcome to the world of psychology--and a journey through the gateways to mind and behavior. Led by authors who get rave reviews from students and instructors alike, this text integrates a proven system for reflective learning: Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review and Recite. By following these steps for efficient studying, you can master Psychology's concepts and explore its diversity of topics that are relevant to today's world. Active learning tools are interspersed with examples and anecdotes in a conversational style, along with coverage of the field's newest research findings. Experience the fun of discovering Psychology with INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 15th Edition.

The CIPP Evaluation Model - How to Evaluate for Improvement and Accountability (Paperback): Daniel L. Stufflebeam, Guilin Zhang The CIPP Evaluation Model - How to Evaluate for Improvement and Accountability (Paperback)
Daniel L. Stufflebeam, Guilin Zhang
R1,221 Discovery Miles 12 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The authoritative presentation of a leading evaluation approach, this book describes the CIPP (Context, Input, Process, and Product) Model's origin, concepts, and procedures. Unlike many models, CIPP provides for feedback throughout a program. Richly illustrated with evaluation cases, the book covers methods for engaging stakeholders; designing, budgeting, and contracting evaluations; collecting, analyzing, and reporting information; and conducting metaevaluations. User-friendly features include 26 reproducible checklists and forms and references to relevant computer programs. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible tools as well as supplementary materials, including the CIPP Evaluation Model Checklist. User-Friendly Features *Introduction boxes providing an overview of each chapter. *Within-chapter recaps of key concepts. *End-of-chapter review questions and exercises. *End-of-book glossary. *Appendix listing hundreds of CIPP evaluations across disciplines.

Hotspots in Psychology 2016 (Paperback): Michael Bosnjak, Edgar Erdfelder Hotspots in Psychology 2016 (Paperback)
Michael Bosnjak, Edgar Erdfelder
R884 R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Save R119 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Research synthesis techniques such as systematic reviews and metaanalyseshave become standard methods for aggregating the resultsfrom thematically related research in psychology. In this "Hotspots"issue, leading researchers describe state of the art systematic reviewsand meta-analyses on topics currently being debated in psychology,meta-analytic replications and extensions of previously publishedsynthesis, and methodological advances in research synthesismethods. Using the latest research synthesis techniques, leading researchersdescribe the state of the art in various research fields, testand compare theories, and derive conclusions about the effectivenessof interventions.

Suicidology - A Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Perspective (Hardcover): Ronald W. Maris Suicidology - A Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Perspective (Hardcover)
Ronald W. Maris
R1,431 Discovery Miles 14 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Integrating research from multiple disciplines, this text provides a comprehensive perspective on suicide and examines what works in prevention and intervention. The author is a pioneering researcher and clinician who addresses the classification, prevalence, and assessment of suicide and self-destructive behaviors and explores risk factors at multiple levels, from demographic variables, personality traits, psychiatric diagnoses, and neurobiological factors to the social and cultural context. Student-friendly features include text boxes that dive deeply into specific issues, instructive figures and tables, thought-provoking clinical cases, and engaging examples from literature and popular culture. The text reviews medical and psychosocial treatment and prevention approaches, discusses ways to help those bereaved by suicide, and considers issues of professional liability.

Treating Adolescents with Family-Based Mindfulness (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Joan Swart, Christopher K. Bass, Jack a Apsche Treating Adolescents with Family-Based Mindfulness (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Joan Swart, Christopher K. Bass, Jack a Apsche
R2,499 R2,064 Discovery Miles 20 640 Save R435 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new take on therapeutic mindfulness with specific applications to troubled and delinquent youth is the focus of this innovative text. It introduces Family Mode Deactivation Therapy (FMDT) and its core concepts and methodologies, differentiating it from other cognitive and mindfulness therapies for adolescents with problem behaviors and comorbid conditions. Step by step applications of FMDT from case conceptualization to assessment and treatment are featured, with detailed case studies demonstrating its effectiveness in treating mood disorders, aggressive behavior and trauma and guidelines for its use with abusive families and other complex cases. The book's depth of clinical detail and appendix of therapist tools make it especially practical. Included in the coverage: A comparison of MDT with other cognitive approaches. The empirical status of MDT. Mindfulness in MDT process, and in the treatment room. FMDT and sexual offender youth. MDT and mindfulness in the context of trauma. Treating the "untreatable": FMDT and challenging populations. While Treating Adolescents with Family-Based Mindfulness is immediately useful to practicing psychotherapists, it should also be of interest to other professionals with a role in adolescent health care, such as policymakers, social workers, supervisors, juvenile corrections and youth center personnel and students and researchers.

A Theory of Human Motivation (Paperback): Abraham Maslow A Theory of Human Motivation (Paperback)
Abraham Maslow
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology (Hardcover): Poul Rohleder, Antonia C Lyons Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology (Hardcover)
Poul Rohleder, Antonia C Lyons
R2,244 R2,091 Discovery Miles 20 910 Save R153 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why are qualitative methods so important to clinical and health psychology research? How do you decide which methods to use? Can you successfully combine qualitative and quantitative methods? Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology: - Features contributions from world-leading experts in the field; - Includes chapters on issues, methodologies and methods often overlooked in qualitative research books, including psychoanalytic methods and discussions of culture and language; - Uses a wealth of examples from research projects to show you how to apply the theory to real research. This comprehensive textbook is the ideal guide for anybody who wishes to develop their understanding of qualitative methods and to learn how to apply them in clinical and health psychology.

Principles-Focused Evaluation - The GUIDE (Paperback): Michael Quinn Patton Principles-Focused Evaluation - The GUIDE (Paperback)
Michael Quinn Patton
R1,030 R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Save R205 (20%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles--and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results? From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments. In-depth exemplars illustrate how the unique GUIDE framework is used to determine whether principles provide meaningful guidance (G) and are useful (U), inspiring (I), developmentally adaptable (D), and evaluable (E). User-friendly features include rubrics, a P-FE checklist, firsthand reflections and examples from experienced P-FE practitioners, sidebars and summary tables, and end-of-chapter application exercises.

Psychic Retreats - Pathological Organizations in Psychotic, Neurotic and Borderline Patients (Paperback): John Steiner Psychic Retreats - Pathological Organizations in Psychotic, Neurotic and Borderline Patients (Paperback)
John Steiner
R969 Discovery Miles 9 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Psychic Retreats are states of mind to which patients can withdraw to evade anxiety and mental pain. The patient who does so excessively gets drawn into a tight knit web of relationships which become organised into a complex structure called a pathological organisation of the personality. This leads to the patient being "stuck" in their life and in their analysis. Using current Kleinian theory, John Steiner examines how Psychic Retreats are constructed and how analysts can treat them.

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Advances in Psychological Research on Health Behavior (Hardcover): Changiz Mohiyeddini Advances in Psychological Research on Health Behavior (Hardcover)
Changiz Mohiyeddini
R1,787 Discovery Miles 17 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by a distinguished group of international experts, this volume presents a comprehensive summary of the most recent empirical findings on the psychological research on health behaviour. It delves into such topics as individual differences in trait rumination and health, an integrated approach to message development and a framework for developing and mobilising physical activity interventions. Also included is gender related issues in the study of human health and empirical research and a life-span approach for promoting physical activity.

Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables (Paperback): Morten Fagerland, Stian Lydersen, Petter Laake Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables (Paperback)
Morten Fagerland, Stian Lydersen, Petter Laake
R1,444 Discovery Miles 14 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables is an invaluable tool for statistical inference in contingency tables. It covers effect size estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests for the binomial and the multinomial distributions, unpaired and paired 2x2 tables, rxc tables, ordered rx2 and 2xc tables, paired cxc tables, and stratified tables. For each type of table, key concepts are introduced, and a wide range of intervals and tests, including recent and unpublished methods and developments, are presented and evaluated. Topics such as diagnostic accuracy, inter-rater reliability, and missing data are also covered. The presentation is concise and easily accessible for readers with diverse professional backgrounds, with the mathematical details kept to a minimum. For more information, including a sample chapter and software, please visit the authors' website.

Literature Review and Research Design - A Guide to Effective Research Practice (Paperback): Dave Harris Literature Review and Research Design - A Guide to Effective Research Practice (Paperback)
Dave Harris
R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Designing a research project is possibly the most difficult task a dissertation writer faces. It is fraught with uncertainty: what is the best subject? What is the best method? For every answer found, there are often multiple subsequent questions, so it's easy to get lost in theoretical debates and buried under a mountain of literature. This book looks at literature review in the process of research design, and how to develop a research practice that will build skills in reading and writing about research literature-skills that remain valuable in both academic and professional careers. Literature review is approached as a process of engaging with the discourse of scholarly communities that will help graduate researchers refine, define, and express their own scholarly vision and voice. This orientation on research as an exploratory practice, rather than merely a series of predetermined steps in a systematic method, allows the researcher to deal with the uncertainties and changes that come with learning new ideas and new perspectives. The focus on the practical elements of research design makes this book an invaluable resource for graduate students writing dissertations. Practicing research allows room for experiment, error, and learning, ultimately helping graduate researchers use the literature effectively to build a solid scholarly foundation for their dissertation research project.

Managing the Public's Trust in Non-profit Organizations (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Christopher D B Burt Managing the Public's Trust in Non-profit Organizations (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Christopher D B Burt
R1,292 R1,191 Discovery Miles 11 910 Save R101 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Globally there is growing concern over charities abilities to raise funds. This is of concern to both charity organizations and policy makers. One of the key factors that determine the public's willingness to provide funds (to donate) is trust in both specific charity organizations and the sector in general. A significant amount of research from a number of disciplines has pointed to ways in which the public's trust can be generated and maintained. Bring this research into a single source will provide a valuable guide for both individual charity organizations and policy makers.

Event History Analysis With Stata - 2nd Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Gotz Rohwer, Thorsten... Event History Analysis With Stata - 2nd Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Gotz Rohwer, Thorsten Schneider
R960 Discovery Miles 9 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nowadays, event history analysis can draw on a well-established set of statistical tools for the description and causal analysis of event history data. The second edition of Event History Analysis with Stata provides an updated introduction to event history modeling, along with many instructive Stata examples. Using the latest Stata software, each of these practical examples develops a research question, refers to useful substantive background information, gives a short exposition of the underlying statistical concepts, describes the organization of the input data and the application of the statistical Stata procedures, and assists the reader in performing a substantive interpretation of the obtained results. Emphasising the strengths and limitations of event history model techniques in each field of application, this book demonstrates that event history models provide a useful approach with which to uncover causal relationships or to map out a system of causal relations. It demonstrates how long-term processes can be studied and how changing context information on the micro, meso, and macro levels can be integrated easily into a dynamic analysis of longitudinal data. Event History Analysis with Stata is an invaluable resource for both novice students and researchers who need an introductory textbook and experienced researchers (from sociology, economics, political science, pedagogy, psychology, or demography) who are looking for a practical handbook for their research.

Self-Determination Theory - Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness (Hardcover): Richard M Ryan,... Self-Determination Theory - Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness (Hardcover)
Richard M Ryan, Edward L. Deci
R2,656 Discovery Miles 26 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Self-determination theory (SDT) provides a framework for understanding the factors that promote motivation and healthy psychological and behavioral functioning. In this authoritative work, the codevelopers of the theory comprehensively examine SDT's conceptual underpinnings (including its six mini-theories), empirical evidence base, and practical applications across the lifespan. The volume synthesizes a vast body of research on how supporting--or thwarting--people's basic needs for competence, relatedness, and autonomy affects their development and well-being. Chapters cover implications for practice and policy in education, health care, psychotherapy, sport, and the workplace.

Mindfulness-Based Intervention Research - Characteristics, Approaches, and Developments (Paperback): Christian U. Krageloh,... Mindfulness-Based Intervention Research - Characteristics, Approaches, and Developments (Paperback)
Christian U. Krageloh, Marcus A Henning, Oleg N. Medvedev, Xuan Joanna Feng, Fiona Moir, …
R956 Discovery Miles 9 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an outline and critical discussion of the characteristics of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) research. Since the first reports on the use of mindfulness practices in health interventions, a large body of research literature has emerged to document the effectiveness of MBIs for reducing psychological distress and to increase well-being. The integration of mindfulness into very diverse psychological theories makes it a unique concept in psychology that has generated a large amount of interest both in academic research but also the broader media. With this growing literature, mindfulness researchers have also recognised the need to be more critical of its developments, such as how MBIs are presented to the public or what types of research methods are used to test claims of an MBI's effectiveness. This book examines the large variety of approaches in which MBIs have been studied, including an outline of the philosophical underpinnings of MBI research, definition and measurement of mindfulness, the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods, research design, and research that addresses cultural and religious factors. The book contributes to increased awareness of the current direction of MBI research and thus seeks to contribute to further methodological refinement and sophistication of the research field. This book on the characteristics of research on MBIs is a must read for any researcher or practitioner interested in this fascinating topic.

Human Development from Middle Childhood to Middle Adulthood - Growing Up to be Middle-Aged (Paperback): Lea Pulkkinen Human Development from Middle Childhood to Middle Adulthood - Growing Up to be Middle-Aged (Paperback)
Lea Pulkkinen
R1,061 Discovery Miles 10 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This seminal work focuses on human development from middle childhood to middle adulthood, through analysis of the research findings of the groundbreaking Jyvaskyla Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Development (JYLS). The JYLS project, which began in 1968, has generated extensive publications over many years but this is the first comprehensive summary that presents the conceptual framework, the research design and methodology, and the findings. The study looks at the development over time of issues related to personality, identity, health, anti-social behavior, and well-being and is unparalleled in its duration, intensity, comprehensiveness and psychological richness. The thorough synthesis of this study illustrates that there are different paths to adulthood and that human development cannot be described in average terms. The 42-year perspective that the JYLS provides shows the developmental consequences of children's differences in socioemotional behavior over time, and the great significance of children's positive socioemotional behavior for their further development until middle age. Not only will the book be an invaluable tool for those considering research methods and analysis on large datasets, it is ideal reading for students on lifespan courses and researchers methodologically interested in longitudinal research.

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches (Paperback, Ed): Nollaig Frost Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches (Paperback, Ed)
Nollaig Frost
R1,014 R818 Discovery Miles 8 180 Save R196 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

""This book provides an introduction to four widely used qualitative research methods, followed by a detailed discussion of a pluralistic approach to qualitative research...makes exceellent use of questions both in order to help the reader gain clarity as well as to encourage reflexivity."
The Psychologist, May 2012"

""The book makes excellent use of questions throughout, both in order to help the reader gain clarity regarding the ontological and epistemological assumptions underpinning different approaches to qualitative research, as well as to encourage reflexivity regarding the process of conducting qualitative research.

The discussion of pluralism in Part 2 of the book is detailed and helpful, providing both guidance as to how to work pluralistically, as well as offering a welcome argument in favour of llooseningthe bonds of 'methodolatry, and to allow the research to be driven by questions and curiosity rather than by the researcher's commitment to a particular methodological approach."
Carla Willig, Professor of Psychology, City University, London, UK"

""Essential for any Qualitative researcher"
@Quiet_Rumours"

""Covers a wide range of topics"
@jennacondie"

Providing practical guidance on carrying out qualitative research in psychology, using methods singly or in combination, this textbook supports students from the beginning of their research experience at undergraduate level through to postgraduate research and beyond.

The text introduces four widely used qualitative approaches, grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis - and then considers ways of combining the approaches. Each chapter focuses on practical aspects of pluralistic study design and application, including participant recruitment, ethics, data interpretation and writing up.

The book reflects the latest developments in qualitative research and includes several features designed to illustrate the applications of these, including: Clear chapter introductions and summaries Descriptive case studies and group projects Reflections on practice Problem-based questions Research examples The contributors bring personal insight into qualitative research practice, covering key areas of psychology, including: health psychology, social psychology, criminal psychology, gender studies, psychotherapy and counselling psychology and organizational psychology.

Contributors Cigdem Esin, Amanda Holt, Pnina Shinebourne and Sevasti-Melissa Nolas

Psychological Science (Book, 6th ed.): Michael Gazzaniga Psychological Science (Book, 6th ed.)
Michael Gazzaniga
R4,917 Discovery Miles 49 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Francois Husson, Sebastien  Le, Jerome Pages Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Francois Husson, Sebastien Le, Jerome Pages
R2,210 Discovery Miles 22 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Full of real-world case studies and practical advice, Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R, Second Edition focuses on four fundamental methods of multivariate exploratory data analysis that are most suitable for applications. It covers principal component analysis (PCA) when variables are quantitative, correspondence analysis (CA) and multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) when variables are categorical, and hierarchical cluster analysis. The authors take a geometric point of view that provides a unified vision for exploring multivariate data tables. Within this framework, they present the principles, indicators, and ways of representing and visualising objects that are common to the exploratory methods. The authors show how to use categorical variables in a PCA context in which variables are quantitative, how to handle more than two categorical variables in a CA context in which there are originally two variables, and how to add quantitative variables in an MCA context in which variables are categorical. They also illustrate the methods using examples from various fields, with related R code accessible in the FactoMineR package developed by the authors.

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