A Unified Approach for the Multivariate Analysis of Contingency Tables


We present a unified approach to describing and linking several methods for representing categorical data in a contingency table. These methods include: correspondence analysis, Hellinger distance analysis, the log-ratio alternative, which is appropriate for compositional data, and the non-symmetrical correspondence analysis. We also present two solutions working with cummulative frequencies.

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Cuadras, C. and Cuadras, D. (2015) A Unified Approach for the Multivariate Analysis of Contingency Tables. Open Journal of Statistics, 5, 223-232. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2015.53024.

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