Many parametric approaches to ranking multivariate populations have drawbacks in areas, such as business and industrial research. This book introduces a novel permutation-based nonparametric approach for ranking several multivariate populations. It covers the theoretical details in depth and many detailed worked examples and case studies show how the approach can be applied in practice. The authors' web-based software for the analyses is available for download on their website.
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