## Introduction

In this vignette, we want to discuss how to specify multilevel multivariate models using**brms**. we call it a model*multivariate*if it contains multiple response variables, each predicted by its own set of predictors. Consider an example from biology. Hadfield, Nutall, Osorio, and Owens (2007) analyzed data from the Eurasian blue tit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_blue_tit). They predicted it`hock`

length, as well as the`to return`

color of chicks. Half of the litter was placed in another`nest of adoption`

, while the other half stayed in the nest of their own children`barrier`

. This makes it possible to separate genetic from environmental factors. In addition, we have information about`Date of birth`

m`sex`

of offspring (the latter are known in 94% of animals).

`data("BT Data",package = "MCMCglmm")head(BT data)`

`hind tarsus animal mother foster child hatch sex1 -1.89229718 1.1464212 R187142 R187557 F2102 -0.6874021 female2 1.13610981 -0.7596521 R1871504 R187154 0 .9 846894 6 0.1449373 R187341 R187568 A602 -0.4279814 Male4 0.37900806 0.2555847 R046169 R187518 A11465 -1 07525299 -0.3006992 R04 6161 R187528 A2602 -1.4656641 Female6 -1.13519543 1.5577219 R187409 R187945 C2302805 Female 0.3`

## Basic multivariate models

We start with a relatively simple multivariate normal model.

`setting 1<- brm( mvbind(tarsus, Kostas)~sex+Date of birth+(1|Pi|adoption nest)+(1|q|barrier), data =BT data,chains = 2,cores = 2)`

As can be seen from the template code, we use`mvbind`

notation for measurement**brms**that both`hock`

m`to return`

are separate response variables. the term`(1|p|first child)`

indicates an interrupt variable`nest of adoption`

. Written`|p|`

in the middle, we indicate that all variable effects of`nest of adoption`

they must be modeled as correlated. This makes sense, as we actually have two parts of the model, one for`hock`

and one for`to return`

. the index`Pi`

is arbitrary and can be replaced by other symbols that come to mind (for details on the multi-level syntax of**brms**, ed`help ("brmsformula")`

m`βινιέτα ("brms_multililevel")`

). Likewise, the term`(1|q|dam)`

indicates correlated maternal genetic variable effects of neonates. Alternatively, we could also have modeled genetic similarities through pedigrees and matching paternity matrices, but this is not the focus of this vignette (see`βινιέτα ("brms_phylogenetics")`

). The results of the model are easily summarized

`setting 1<- add_criterion(adjustment 1,"toilet")summary(adaptation 1)`

`Family: MV (Gaussian, Gaussian) Links: mu = identity; sigma = identity mu = identity; sigma = identity Type: tarsus ~ sex + date of birth + (1 | p | foster nest) + (1 | q | mother) back ~ sex + date of birth + (1 | p | foster nest) + (1 | q | mother ) Data: BTdata (Number of observations: 828) Plots: 2 strings, each with iter = 2000; heating = 1000; skinny = 1; Total Bonds After Heat = 2000 Group Level Effects: ~barrier (Number of Levels: 106) Rating Rating. Error l-95% CI u-95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESSsd(tarsus_Intercept) 0.48 0.05 0.40 0.59 1.2000 back . 0.10 0.39 1.00 364cor(tarsus_Intercept,back_Intercept) -0.52 0.22 -0.93 -0.08 1.00 425 Tail_ESSsd(tarsus_Intercept) 1675sd(back_Intercept,back_Intercept) (back_Intercept) of levels: 104 ) EstimateErrorEst l-95% CI u- 95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESSsd(tarsus_Intercept) 0.27 0.05 0 .17 0.38 1.00 885sd (back_Intercept) 0.35 0.06 0.24 0.47 1 ... CI u-95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESStarsus_Intercept -0.41 0.07 -0.54 -0.28 1.00 1692 1592back_Intercept .0201 .701 . 10 13 85tarsus_sexMale 0.77 0.05 0.66 0.87 1.00 4820 1704tarsus_sexUNK 0.23 0.13 -0 .02 0.49 1.00 3290 1493tarsus_hatchdate -0.04 0.06 -0.15 0 .07 1.00 1684 1564back_sexMale 0.01 0.07 -0.131306013060. .1 4 0.15 -0.16 0.43 1.00 3837 1586back_hatchdate -0.09 0.05 -0.19 0.01 1.00 2244 1725Family Parameters: Estimate Est. Error l- 95% CI u- 95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESSsigma_tarsus 0.76 0.02 0.72 0.80 1.00 2985 1455sigma_back 0.90 0.02 0.86 0.015031 .Error l-95%CI u-95%CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESSrescor(tarsal ,back) - 0.05 0.04 -0.13 0.02 1.00 3757 1184 Specimens were sampled (NUTS). For each parameter, Bulk_ESS and Tail_ESS are effective measures of sample size, and Rhat is the potential downscaling factor in segregation chains (at convergence, Rhat = 1).`

The summary output of multivariate models is very similar to univariate models, except that the parameters are now prefixed with the corresponding response variable. In mothers, tarsus length and back color appear to be negatively correlated, while in foster nestlings the opposite occurs. This indicates differential effects of genetic and environmental factors on these two traits. Moreover, the small residual correlation`rescor (tarsus, back)`

at the bottom of the output suggests that there is little unmodeled dependence between tarsus length and back color. Although not necessary at this point, we have already calculated and stored its LOO information criterion`setting 1`

, which we will use for model comparisons. Next, let's take a look at some further predictive checks, which give us a first impression of the model's application.

`pp_check(adjustment 1,resp = "hock")`

`pp_check(adjustment 1,resp = "to return")`

This appears fairly stable, but we observe a slight unmodeled left skew in its distribution`hock`

. We will come back to this later. Next, we want to investigate how much variation in the response variables can be explained by our model, and we use a Bayesian generalization\(R^2\)coefficient.

`bayes_R2(adaptation 1)`

`Estimativa Est.Error Q2.5 Q97.5R2tarsus 0.4337432 0.02339576 0.3842017 0.4767824R2back 0.2002619 0.02780397 0.14042534`

Clearly, there is a great deal of variation in the characteristics of both animals that we cannot explain, but apparently we can explain variation in tarsus length more than back color.

## More complex multivariate models

Now suppose we just want to check for`sex`

em`hock`

but not inside`to return`

and vice versa for`Date of birth`

. Not that this makes much sense for the present example, but it allows us to show how to specify different types for different response variables. we can no longer use`mvbind`

syntax and therefore we need to use a more inclusive approach:

`bf_tarsus<- friend(hock~sex+(1|Pi|adoption nest)+(1|q|barrier))bf_back<- friend(to return~Date of birth+(1|Pi|adoption nest)+(1|q|barrier))adapt 2<- brm(bf_tarsus+bf_back,data =BT data,chains = 2,cores = 2)`

Note that we have literals*added*the two parts of the model through it`+`

operator, which in this case is equivalent to writing`mvbf(bf_tarsus, bf_back)`

. Ver`help ("brmsformula")`

m`help ("mvbrmsformula")`

for more details on this pension. Again, we summarize the model first.

`adapt 2<- add_criterion(adjustment2,"toilet")summary(adaptation 2)`

`Family: MV (Gaussian, Gaussian) Links: mu = identity; sigma = identity mu = identity; sigma = identity Type: tarsus ~ sex + (1 | p | foster nest) + (1 | q | mother) back ~ date of birth + (1 | p | foster nest) + (1 | q | mother) Data: BTdata ( Number of observations: 828) Draws: 2 chains, each with iter = 2000; heating = 1000; skinny = 1; Total Bonds After Heat = 2000 Group Level Effects: ~barrier (number of levels: 106) Estimate Estimate. Error l-95% CI u-95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESSsd(tarsus_Intercept) 0.48 0.05 0.39 0.58 1.009 1.009 1.009 0.07 0.39 1.00 271cor(tarsus_Intercept,back_Intercept) -0.51 0.23 -0.93 -0.05 1.00 447 Tail_ESSsd(tarsus_Intercept) 1538sd(back_Intercept,back_Intercept,back_Intercepttar) of Levels: 104 ) ErrorEstimateEst l-95% CI u -95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESSsd(tarsus_Intercept) 0 .27 0.05 0 .16 0.37 1.00 833sd(back_Intercept) 0.35 0.06 0.23 0.46 1.00 563corp, 0.01 .01 0.01 .9 8 1.02 256 Tail_ESSsd( tarsus_Intercept) 1109sd(back_Intercept) 973cor(tarsus_Intercept, back_Intercept ) 605Population Level Effects: Estimate Estimate Error l-95% CI u-95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESStarsus_Intercept -0.41 0.07 -0.54 -0.28 1 .00 1866_01.01.000 back. 1.00 2281 15 00tarsus_sexMale 0.77 0.06 0.66 0.88 1.00 3657 1507tarsus_sexUNK 0.23 0.12 -0.01 0.47 1.00 3656 1588back_hatchdate -0.09 0.05 -0. ,19 0.02 1.00 1942 1747 urrors%lTimly 1747Es. CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESSsigma_tarsus 0. 76 0.02 0. 72 0.79 1.00 3449 1647sigma_back 0.90 0.02 0.86 0.95 1.00 3053 1477 Residual Correlations : Estimate Error l-95% CI u -95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESSrescor(tarsus,back) -0.05 0.03011-0.05 0.05 0.301 -00. sampling using sampling (NUTS). For each parameter, Bulk_ESS and Tail_ESS are effective measures of sample size, and Rhat is the potential downscaling factor in segregation chains (at convergence, Rhat = 1).`

Let's find out how the model fit changed due to the exclusion of some effects from the original model:

`toilet(slot1, slot2)`

`Output of model 'fit1': Calculated from 2000 with 828 log-likelihood matrix Estimate SEelpd_loo -2126.0 33.6p_loo 175.8 7.2looic 4252.1 67.1-------Montep Carlo diagnostareo SEelpd_loo . min. n_eff(-Inf, 0.5] (good) 812 98.1% 321 (0.5, 0.7] (ok) 13 1.6% 70 (0.7, 1] (bad) 3 0.4 % 138 (1, Inf) (very bad) 0 0.0%`See help ('pareto-k-diagnostic') for details. Output of model 'fit2': Calculated from 2000 with 828 log probability matrix. counting. Min. n_eff(-Inf, 0.5] (good) 805 97.2% 330 (0.5, 0.7] (ok) 22 2.7% 90 (0.7, 1] (bad) 1 0.1 % 74 (1, Inf) (very bad) 0 0.0%See help ('pareto-k-diagnostic') for details. Model comparisons: elpd_diff se_difffit2 0.0 0.0 fit1 -0.2 1.2

Obviously, there is no noticeable difference in the application of the model. So we don't really need to model`sex`

m`Date of birth`

for both response variables, but it doesn't hurt to include them (so I probably would).

To give you a taste of its potential**brms**multivariate syntax, we change our model in many directions at once. Note its slight tilt to the left`hock`

, which we are now going to model using the`skew_normal`

family instead of`gaussian`

family. As we no longer have a normal multivariate (or t-student) model, estimation of residual correlations is no longer possible. We make this explicit by using`set_rescor`

mode. In addition, we investigated whether the`to return`

m`Date of birth`

is indeed linear as we assumed earlier by fitting a non-linear spline to it`Date of birth`

. In addition, we model separate residual variances of`hock`

for male and female chicks.

`bf_tarsus<- friend(hock~sex+(1|Pi|adoption nest)+(1|q|barrier))+ with(Sigma~ 0 +sex)+ skew_normal()bf_back<- friend(to return~ small(hatch date)+(1|Pi|adoption nest)+(1|q|barrier))+ gaussian()ajuste3<- brm(bf_tarsus+bf_back+ set_rescor(FALSE), data =BT data,chains = 2,cores = 2, control = list(adapt_delta = 0,95))`

Again, we summarize the model and consider some further predictive checks.

`ajuste3<- add_criterion(just3,"toilet")summary(just3)`

`Family: MV(skew_normal, gaussian) Links: mu = identity; sigma = write; alpha = identity mu = identity; sigma = identity Type: tarsus ~ sex + (1 | p | foster nest) + (1 | q | mother) sigma ~ 0 + sex back ~ s(birthdate) + (1 | p | foster nest) + (1 | q|mother) Data: BTdata (Number of observations: 828) Plots: 2 strings, each with iter = 2000; heating = 1000; skinny = 1; total bonds after heat = 2000 Smooth terms: Estimate Est. Error l-95% CI u-95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESSsds(back_shatchdate_1) 2.08 1.09 0.35 4.72 1.00 411 ~ 400 Level level Estimate Estimate Error l-95% CI u-95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESSsd(tarsus_Intercept) 0.47 0.05 0.38 0.57 1.00 552sd(back_Intercept) 0 .24 0.07 0.07 0.10_Intercept) 0.11003 -0.52 0.2 2 -0.92 -0.08 1.00 363 Tail_ESSsd(tarsus_Intercept ) 839sd(back_Intercept) 552cor(tarsus_Intercept,back_Intercept) 515~fosternest (Number of levels: 104) Error estimate l-95% CI u_Intercept. 0.15 0.37 1.00 408d (back_Intercept) 0.31 0.06 0.19 0.43 1.00 345cor(tarsus_Intercept,back_Intercept) 0.65 0.22 0.17 0.98 1.02 205 Tail_ESSsd(tarsus_Intercept,back_6) Intercept) 312 Population-Level Effects: Estimation Est. Error l-95% CI u- 95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESStarsus_Intercept -0.42 0.07 -0.54 -0.28 1.00 675 849back_Intercept 0.00 0.05 -0.10 0.10 1.00 1228 0.54 -0.28 . 9 1.00 2565 1723tarsus_sexUNK 0.21 0.12 -0.03 0.44 1.00 1828 1347sigma_tarsus_sexFemale -0.30 0.04 -0.38 -0.21 1.23100 . 6.57 1.00 793 1197 Family parameters: Estimate Estimate Error l-95% CI u-95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESSsigma_back 0.90 0.02 0.85 0.95 1.00 1818 1527alpha_tarsus -1.25 0. 41 -1.90 -0.24 1.00 1275 568 Plans were sampled using NUTS sampling). For each parameter, Bulk_ESS and Tail_ESS are effective measures of sample size, and Rhat is the potential downscaling factor in segregation chains (at convergence, Rhat = 1).`

We see that the residual (log) standard deviation of`hock`

it is slightly higher for chicks whose sex cannot be determined compared to male or female chicks. In addition, we see from the negatives`alpha`

(deformation) parameter of`hock`

that the residuals are actually slightly skewed to the left. Finally, running

`conditional_effect(just3,"hatch date",resp = "to return")`

reveals a non-linear relationship of`Date of birth`

no`to return`

color, which seems to change in waves during birth dates.

There are many more modeling options for multivariate models that are not discussed in this vignette. Examples include autocorrelation structures, Gaussian processes, or explicit non-linear predictions (for example, see`help ("brmsformula")`

the`βινιέτα ("brms_multililevel")`

). In fact, almost all the flexibility of univariate models is retained in multivariate models.

## bibliographical references

Hadfield JD, Nutall A, Osório D, Owens IPF (2007). Testing the phenotypic gambit: phenotypic, genetic, and environmental correlates of color.*Journal of Evolutionary Biology*, 20(2), 549-557.

## FAQs

### What is an example of a multivariate model? ›

A multivariate model is a statistical tool that uses multiple variables to forecast outcomes. One example is a **Monte Carlo simulation that presents a range of possible outcomes using a probability distribution**. Black swan events rendering the model meaningless even if the data sets and variables being used are good.

**How do you create a multivariate regression model? ›**

**Steps to achieve multivariate regression**

- Step 1: Select the features. First, you need to select that one feature that drives the multivariate regression. ...
- Step 2: Normalize the feature. ...
- Step 3: Select loss function and formulate a hypothesis. ...
- Step 4: Minimize the cost and loss function. ...
- Step 5: Test the hypothesis.

**What is the difference between multivariate analysis and regression? ›**

But when we say multiple regression, we mean only one dependent variable with a single distribution or variance. The predictor variables are more than one. To summarise multiple refers to more than one predictor variables but **multivariate refers to more than one dependent variables**.

**What is a multivariate regression model? ›**

Multivariable regression models are **used to establish the relationship between a dependent variable (i.e. an outcome of interest) and more than 1 independent variable**. Multivariable regression can be used for a variety of different purposes in research studies.

**What are the 3 categories of multivariate analysis? ›**

**Multiple linear regression**. **Multiple logistic regression**. **Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA)** **Factor analysis**.

**What are the two types of multivariate analysis? ›**

**Types of multivariate analysis methods**

- Regression Analysis: Investigates the influence of two types of variables on each other. ...
- Variance analysis: Determines the influence of several or individual variables on groups by calculating statistical averages.

**Which are the two most common multivariate analysis methods? ›**

**Principal component analysis (PCA) and Factor analysis** are two of the common techniques used to perform such a dimension reduction.

**What is a multivariate modelling technique? ›**

The multivariate analysis of variance, or MANOVA, is a multivariate analysis technique that **measures the effects of multiple independent variables on multiple dependent variables**. For example, you could use MANOVA to measure the stress levels of employees who work six, eight and 10-hour shifts.

**How do you calculate multivariate regression analysis? ›**

Ŷi = a + bXi is called the fitted (or predicted) value, and Yi Ŷi is called the residual. and the test for H0: β=0, is **t = b / se(b) [p-value derived from t-distr.** **with df = n-2]**.

**When should you use multivariate regression? ›**

Multivariate regression comes into the picture **when we have more than one independent variable**, and simple linear regression does not work. Real-world data involves multiple variables or features and when these are present in data, we would require Multivariate regression for better analysis.

### How to do multivariate regression in Excel? ›

**How to run multiple regression in Excel**

- Activate the Data Analysis ToolPak. After you open Excel, the first step is to ensure the Data Analysis ToolPak is active. ...
- Enter your basic data. The next step is to enter your basic data manually. ...
- Input your dependent data. ...
- Input your independent data. ...
- Execute your analysis.

**What is the difference between multivariate and ANOVA? ›**

**An ANOVA is used to assess differences on time and/or group for one continuous variable and a MANOVA is used to assess differences on time and/or group for multiple continuous variables**, but what other factors go into the decision to conduct multiple ANOVAs or a single MANOVA?

**What is an example of a multivariate regression equation? ›**

With these variables, the usual multiple regression equation, **Y = a + b _{1}X_{1} + b_{2}X_{2}**, becomes the quadratic polynomial Y = a + b

_{1}X + b

_{2}X

^{2}. This is still considered a linear relationship because the individual terms are added together.

**What is the most common multivariate analysis? ›**

**Multiple Regression Analysis**

Multiple regression is the most commonly utilized multivariate technique. It examines the relationship between a single metric dependent variable and two or more metric independent variables.

**What are the disadvantages of multivariate analysis? ›**

What are the disadvantages of multivariate analysis? Multivariate analysis **sometimes requires more complex computations to arrive at an answer**, and you must make sure you have enough data for all the variables you're analyzing.

**What are the two basic groups of multivariate techniques? ›**

The basic types of multivariate techniques are metric methods and nonmetric methods.

**Is two way ANOVA a multivariate technique? ›**

The two-way multivariate analysis of variance (two-way MANOVA) is **often considered as an extension of the two-way ANOVA for situations where there is two or more dependent variables**.

**What is the difference between multivariable and multivariate model? ›**

**Multivariate methods are not the same as multivariable methods**. Multivariate methods have more than one dependent variable or place variables on an equal footing. Multivariable methods have one dependent variable and more than one independent variables or covariates.

**What are two applications of multivariate analysis? ›**

Applications of multivariate analysis are found in almost all the disciplines which make up the bulk of policy-making, e.g. **economics, healthcare, pharmaceutical industries, applied sciences, sociology**, and so on.

**What are the four multivariate test statistics? ›**

In multivariate analysis there are four major test statistics, **Wilks' Lambda, Pillai's Trace, the Hotelling-Lawley Trace, and Roy's Greatest Root**.

### Which software is commonly used in multivariate analysis? ›

But the most popular and commonly used are **SPSS, Minitab, R program and Python**. I recommend you Stata is a very helpful software for multivariate analysis. SPSS 20 and later versions. I still recommend MVSP, as its very easy and intuitive to use.

**Which statistical tool can be used for analysis of multivariate data? ›**

**Correlation Analysis**

It calculates summary statistics for each variable, as well as correlations and covariances between the variables. The graphs include a scatterplot matrix, star plots, and sunray plots. This procedure is often used prior to constructing a multiple regression model.

**What does a multivariate model contain? ›**

Statistically speaking, multivariate analysis refers to statistical models that have **2 or more dependent or outcome variables**,^{1} and multivariable analysis refers to statistical models in which there are multiple independent or response variables.

**What are the assumptions of multivariate analysis? ›**

In order to use MANOVA the following assumptions must be met: Observations are randomly and independently sampled from the population. Each dependent variable has an interval measurement. Dependent variables are multivariate normally distributed within each group of the independent variables (which are categorical)

**How many variables are in multivariate regression? ›**

When there are **two or more independent variables**, it is called multiple regression.

**How do you choose the best multivariate regression model? ›**

**Statistical Methods for Finding the Best Regression Model**

- Adjusted R-squared and Predicted R-squared: Generally, you choose the models that have higher adjusted and predicted R-squared values. ...
- P-values for the predictors: In regression, low p-values indicate terms that are statistically significant.

**What are multivariate analysis methods typically used for? ›**

Multivariate analysis is based in observation and analysis of more than one statistical outcome variable at a time. In design and analysis, the technique is used **to perform trade studies across multiple dimensions while taking into account the effects of all variables on the responses of interest**.

**What are the conditions for multivariate regression? ›**

Five main assumptions underlying multiple regression models must be satisfied: **(1) linearity, (2) homoskedasticity, (3) independence of errors, (4) normality, and (5) independence of independent variables**.

**Is a multivariate regression a multiple regression? ›**

As the name implies, multivariate regression is a technique that estimates a single regression model with more than one outcome variable. **When there is more than one predictor variable in a multivariate regression model, the model is a multivariate multiple regression**.

**What are the steps in multiple regression analysis? ›**

The five steps to follow in a multiple regression analysis are **model building, model adequacy, model assumptions – residual tests and diagnostic plots, potential modeling problems and solution, and model validation**.

### Does Excel do multivariate linear regression? ›

On the ribbon, click on the tab labeled “Data.” In the group labeled “Analysis,” click on the item labeled “Data Analysis.” A dialog box will be launched. In the Analysis Tools in the dialog box, look for Regression and click on it, then click on “OK.”

**Should I use ANOVA or multiple regression? ›**

Regression is mainly used by the practitioners or industry experts in order to make estimates or predictions for the dependent variable. ANOVA is used to find a common mean between variables of different groups.

**Should I use a MANOVA or multiple Anovas? ›**

The difference between ANOVA and MANOVA is merely the number of dependent variables fit. **If there is one dependent variable then the procedure is ANOVA, if two or more dependent variables, then MANOVA is used**.

**Why is multiple regression better than ANOVA? ›**

while ANOVA enables you to evaluate an “overall” effect that tells you if the means are the same, but in case they are not, it doesn't tell you which of them is different; the regression model, with a p-value for each mean, tells you which of them is different from the reference one immediately.

**What sample size for multivariate regression? ›**

Conventionally, the minimum required sample size for almost all types of multivariable analysis is determined using a rule-of-thumb such as for **MLR/ANCOVA (16–17), logistic regression (5–6) and exploratory factor analysis (18–20)**.

**What is a real life example of multivariate data? ›**

Multivariate refers to multiple dependent variables that result in one outcome. This means that a majority of our real-world problems are multivariate. For example, **based on the season, we cannot predict the weather of any given year**. Several factors play an important role in predicting the same.

**How to interpret the results of multivariate regression analysis? ›**

- Step 1: Determine which terms contribute the most to the variability in the response. ...
- Step 2: Determine whether the association between the response and the term is statistically significant. ...
- Step 3: Determine how well the model fits your data. ...
- Step 4: Determine whether your model meets the assumptions of the analysis.

**What is a real life example of multivariate? ›**

For example, an airline company may use multivariate analysis to determine how revenue from a certain route might be affected by different fare prices, load factors, advertising budgets, aircraft choices, amenities, scheduling choices, fuel prices, and employee salaries.

**Which of the following is an example of multivariate data? ›**

1. **Vital signs recorded for a new born baby**: This includes multiple variables such as heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and temperature. So, this is an example of multivariate data.

**What is a practical example of multivariate analysis? ›**

An example would be to **determine the factors that predict the selling price or value of an apartment**. Multiple linear correlation: Allows for the determination of the strength of the strength of the linear relationship between Y and a set of X variables.

### In what situation multivariate analysis should be used? ›

Multivariate analysis is based in observation and analysis of more than one statistical outcome variable at a time. In design and analysis, the technique is used **to perform trade studies across multiple dimensions while taking into account the effects of all variables on the responses of interest**.

**What is multivariate data example in statistics? ›**

Examples of multivariate regression

Example 2. **A doctor has collected data on cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight**. She also collected data on the eating habits of the subjects (e.g., how many ounces of red meat, fish, dairy products, and chocolate consumed per week).

**What is multivariate in data analysis? ›**

Multivariate analysis is **the study of multiple variables in a set of data**. Variables are factors you compare to the control or unchanging component of the experiment. Variables help you compare your findings with the control of the experiment to identify any changes that might occur or trends that may develop.

**What are the main features of multivariate data analysis? ›**

Most of multivariate analysis deals with **estimation, confidence sets, and hypothesis testing for means, variances, covariances, correlation coefficients, and related, more complex population characteristics**.

**What are the statistical techniques are used in multivariate data? ›**

Many studies were conducted by employing different multivariate statistical techniques like **discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, principal component analysis (PCA) and factor analysis (FA)**.

**Which graph is best for multivariate data? ›**

**Clustered bar chart** for means

Bar chart of means when there is more than one predictor variable. In this situation, a clustered bar chart is the best choice.