# Lab notes for Statistics for Social Sciences II: Multivariate Techniques

*BSc in International Studies and BSc in International Studies & Political Science, Carlos III University of Madrid, 2016/2017*

*Last updated: 2020-12-29, v12.4*

# Chapter 1 Introduction

Welcome to the lab notes for *Statistics for Social Sciences II: Multivariate Techniques*. Along these notes we will see how to effectively implement the statistical methods presented in the lectures. The exposition we will follow is based on learning by analyzing datasets and **real-case studies**, always with the help of **statistical software**. While doing so, we will illustrate the key insights of some multivariate techniques and the adequate use of advanced statistical software.

Be advised that these notes are *neither an exhaustive, rigorous nor comprehensive treatment* of the broad statistical branch know as *Multivariate Analysis*. They are just a helpful resource to implement the specific topics covered in this limited course.