How does MANOVA differ from MANOVA?

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MANOVA stands for multivariate analysis of variance. It tests if there is a significant difference between the means of multiple groups.

The dependent variables are continuous and the independent variables are categorical. The MANOVA uses the covariance-variance between variables to test for the difference between vectors of means. This is in comparison to an ANOVA which tests for differences between means.

Because the MANOVA is designed to handle multiple dependent variables at one time, you can run one MANOVA instead of multiple ANOVAs. The MANOVA also limits the number of type I errors.

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