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# canonical analysis

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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• Canonical analysis — In statistics, canonical analysis (from Gk. κανων bar, measuring rod, ruler) belongs to the family of regression methods for data analysis. Regression analysis quantifies a relationship between a predictor variable and a criterion variable by the …   Wikipedia

• Canonical provision — is a term of the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church, signifying regular induction into a benefice.AnalysisIt comprises three distinct acts the designation of the person, canonical institution, and installation. In various ways a person may be …   Wikipedia

• Canonical correlation — In statistics, canonical correlation analysis, introduced by Harold Hotelling, is a way of making sense of cross covariance matrices.DefinitionGiven two column vectors X = (x 1, dots, x n) and Y = (y 1, dots, y m) of random variables with finite… …   Wikipedia

• Canonical form — Generally, in mathematics, a canonical form (often called normal form or standard form) of an object is a standard way of presenting that object. Canonical form can also mean a differential form that is defined in a natural (canonical) way; see… …   Wikipedia

• Canonical form (Boolean algebra) — In Boolean algebra, any Boolean function can be expressed in a canonical form using the dual concepts of minterms and maxterms. Minterms are called products because they are the logical AND of a set of variables, and maxterms are called sums… …   Wikipedia

• Canonical coordinates — In mathematics and classical mechanics, canonical coordinates are particular sets of coordinates on the phase space, or equivalently, on the cotangent manifold of a manifold. Canonical coordinates arise naturally in physics in the study of… …   Wikipedia

• Canonical Criticism — This term, though not welcomed by its exponents, has been applied to a kind of biblical scholarship developed by a small group of university teachers in North America. It began with the breakdown in the 1960s of the attempt by Biblical Theology… …   Dictionary of the Bible

• Canonical units — In astrodynamics, A canonical unit is a unit of measurement defined in terms of an object s reference orbit. In this system, a reference mass, for example the sun, is assumed to be 1 mass unit and the mean distance from the orbiting object to the …   Wikipedia

• multivariate analysis — Univariate analysis consists in describing and explaining the variation in a single variable. Bivariate analysis does the same for two variables taken together (covariation). Multivariate analysis (MVA) considers the simultaneous effects of many… …   Dictionary of sociology

• Linear discriminant analysis — (LDA) and the related Fisher s linear discriminant are methods used in statistics, pattern recognition and machine learning to find a linear combination of features which characterize or separate two or more classes of objects or events. The… …   Wikipedia