Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 08:11:39 -0400
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From: "Frank J. Gallo" <email@example.com>
Subject: Discriminant Analysis
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I am looking for some help with running a discriminant analysis. My question
is "given an individual's set of scores on four measures (IV's) can one
predict which group (four groups) he or she comes from? I am defining four
groups by their scores on two variables (e.g., x and y). Group 1 values x>3,
y>3; Group 2 x>3, y<3; Group 3 x<3, y<3; and Group 4 x<3, y>3. I am green at
using and running DFAs. I am using SPSS 10.1. I looked at the point and
click interface, but my visual impression is that I cannot use the point and
click approach to accomplish my goal (e.g., it allows only one grouping
variable). Can anyone make some suggestions and provide some sample syntax
for this problem. I greatly appreciate your thoughts and comments.