Opening. Multi-Dimensional analysis
This essay takes a personal perspective on the history of Multi-Dimensional (MD) Analysis, including motivations for the first MD studies, the influence of previous seminal research studies, and the influence of faculty colleagues at the University of Southern California. The essay also provides a short personal narrative on the development of the MD approach relative to the author’s own background and interests. A brief survey of MD studies over the intervening decades is then followed by discussion of prospects, with discussion of what has been accomplished using this approach, and what remains to be done.