Methods and formulas for MANOVA tests in General MANOVA

Select the method or formula of your choice.

Wilk's test

The test statistic, Wilks' lambda, is :

with pq and (rt – 2u) df.

Notation

TermDescription
Hhypothesis matrix
Eerror matrix
pnumber of responses
qdf of the hypothesis
vdf for E
smin (p, q)
m.5 ( | p – q | – 1)
n.5 (v – p – 1)
rv – 0.5 (p – q + 1)
u0.25(pq – 2)
t= Sqrt ([p2 q2 - 4] / p2 + q2 - 5, if p2 + q2 - 5 > 0
t1

Let λ1≥λ2≥λ3≥ . . . ≥λp be the eigenvalues of (E** - 1) * H. The first three test statistics can be expressed in terms of either H and E or these eigenvalues.

The H matrix is a p x p matrix that contains the "between" sum of squares on the diagonal for each of the p variables. The H matrix is calculated as:

The E matrix is a p x p matrix that contains the "within" sum of squares on the diagonal for each of the p variables. The E matrix is calculated as:

In the first three tests, the F statistic is exact if s = 1 or 2, otherwise it is approximate. Minitab tells you when the test is approximate.

Lawley-Hotelling test

The test statistic, the Lawley-Hotelling trace, is:

with s (2m + s + 1) and 2 (sn + 1) df.

Notation

TermDescription
Hhypothesis matrix
Eerror matrix
pnumber of responses
qdf of the hypothesis
vdf for E
smin (p, q)
m.5 ( | p – q | – 1)
n.5 (v – p – 1)
rv – 0.5 (p – q + 1)
u0.25(pq – 2)
t= Sqrt ([p2 q2 - 4] / p2 + q2 - 5, if p2 + q2 - 5 > 0
t1

Let λ1≥λ2≥λ3≥ . . . ≥λp be the eigenvalues of (E** - 1) * H. The first three test statistics can be expressed in terms of either H and E or these eigenvalues.

The H matrix is a p x p matrix that contains the "between" sum of squares on the diagonal for each of the p variables. The H matrix is calculated as:

The E matrix is a p x p matrix that contains the "within" sum of squares on the diagonal for each of the p variables. The E matrix is calculated as:

In the first three tests, the F statistic is exact if s = 1 or 2, otherwise it is approximate. Minitab tells you when the test is approximate.

Pillai's test

The test statistic, Pillai's trace, is:

Notation

TermDescription
Hhypothesis matrix
Eerror matrix
pnumber of responses
qdf of the hypothesis
vdf for E
smin (p, q)
m.5 ( | p – q | – 1)
n.5 (v – p – 1)
rv – 0.5 (p – q + 1)
u0.25(pq – 2)
t= Sqrt ([p2 q2 - 4] / p2 + q2 - 5, if p2 + q2 - 5 > 0
t1

Let λ1≥λ2≥λ3≥ . . . ≥λp be the eigenvalues of (E** - 1) * H. The first three test statistics can be expressed in terms of either H and E or these eigenvalues.

The H matrix is a p x p matrix that contains the "between" sum of squares on the diagonal for each of the p variables. The H matrix is calculated as:

The E matrix is a p x p matrix that contains the "within" sum of squares on the diagonal for each of the p variables. The E matrix is calculated as:

In the first three tests, the F statistic is exact if s = 1 or 2, otherwise it is approximate. Minitab tells you when the test is approximate.

Roy's maximum root test

The largest eigenvalue, λ1. To finish the test, you must use special charts, called Heck charts, along with the parameters s, m, and n, to find the significance level.

See Heck1 for these charts.

Notation

TermDescription
smin (p, q)
m.5 ( | p – q | – 1)
n.5 (v – p – 1)

Let λ1≥λ2≥λ3≥ . . . ≥λp be the eigenvalues of (E** - 1) * H. The first three test statistics can be expressed in terms of either H and E or these eigenvalues.

  1. D.L. Heck (1960), "Charts of Some Upper Percentage Points of the Distribution of the Largest Characteristic Root," The Annals of Statistics, 625–642.
By using this site you agree to the use of cookies for analytics and personalized content.  Read our policy