Among the ordination methods correspondence analysis

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Unformatted text preview: the ordination methods, correspondence analysis was the least used, and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was the least used among discrimination methods. This article provides a brief overview of discriminant analysis, MANOVA, correspondence analysis, and canonical correlation techniques. Discriminant analysis. The goal of discriminant analysis is to assess the association between a single nonmetric dependent variable with two or more levels and a set of several metric independent variables. The procedure has two goals. First, it allows one to describe and unravel the underlying structure of the association and to determine the contribution of each independent variable in the makeup of that structure. Second, it enables prediction or classification of new cases based on previously established structure. Discriminant analysis has been used extensively in the phytopathological literature to describe the relationship of physical and biological variables to components of disease epidemics. Johns...
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