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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 136
Title: Expanding Multivariate Models
Lead Author: Bowser, Benjamin P.
Abstract: The AIDS epidemic and environmental change are challenges beyond the scope of any single discipline and suggest that future challenges will be equally if not more complex. The use of multivariate analysis across disciplines has been essential to addressing data analyses associated with these challenges. The thesis of this paper is that the full potential for multivariate analyses has yet to be fully explored. Explorations beyond our current mind-body divide are possible with multivariate approaches. We envision that it will be possible to use new technologies to expand explanations for human behavior. Nano-devices, initial intended for medical examinations, can be used to gather phsiological data to analyze with social cognitive factors along with possible correlates of brain patterns as markers of human emotions. Satellite mapping can reduce the difficulty of getting random samples in densely populated urban settings of hard to reach sub-populations. The continued increases in power and miniaturization of computer processing chips can revolutionize the potential for data collection and challenge the ways in which that data is analyzed. Perhaps there might be physiological markers of validity to human responses that might reduce our exclusive reliance on probabilistic tests of significance to accept or reject hypotheses.
PDF: Bowser_Benjamin_136.pdf

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