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Multivariate Technique Evaluation

A high-end market research firm has contacted your boss and is trying to sell some business to your organization. Upper management does not want to appear incompetent, so they have asked you to research and explain three major ways multivariate statistics are used in a business.

Research and provide at least 1 example of how a real company has used each of the following multivariate techniques: factor analysis, multi-dimensional scaling, and cluster analysis. Companies that provide statistics software websites and market research firm websites usually include case studies and customer testimonials.

Write an e-mail explaining to upper management the chosen multivariate technique, how it is different than the other 2 techniques, how at least one other real-life company has used this technique to address a business problem and how that technique might be used at your own organization.

Solution Summary

The response addresses the queries posted in 637 words with references. It investigates the use of multivariate statistics in business using examples of factor analysis, cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling. Toyota is chosen as the business problem to work with.