Latent Variables Analysis: Applications for Developmental Research (SAGE Focus Editions v. 171)

Latent Variables Analysis: Applications for Developmental Research (SAGE Focus Editions v. 171)

By: Clifford C. Clogg (editor), Alexander Von Eye (editor)Paperback

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In this volume, leading researchers examine how latent variables can be incorporated in a variety of data-analysis strategies, such as structural equation modelling, regression analysis, log-linear modelling and prediction analysis. The contributors also discuss how latent variables analysis can be applied in developmental psychology research using methods such as cohort-time of measurement-age analysis, log-linear modelling of behaviour genetics hypothesis and analyses of repeatedly observed state measures. Detailed explanations of computations and software packages are included with each statistical method.

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Methodology and Statistics, Michigan State University.

Contents

PART ONE: THEORETICAL ISSUES: CONCEPTS IN LATENT VARIABLES ANALYSIS Causal Inference in Latent Variable Models - Michael E Sobel The Theory of Confounding and its Application in Causal Modeling with Latent Variables - Rolf Steyer and Thomas Schmitt The Specification of Equivalent Models before the Collection of Data - Scott L Hershberger PART TWO: ANALYSIS OF LATENT VARIABLES IN DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH: CONTINUOUS VARIABLES APPROACHES The Effect of Unmeasured Variables and their Interactions on Structural Models - Phillip K Wood Exploratory Factor Analysis with Latent Variables and the Study of Processes of Development and Change - John R Nesselroade Dynamic Latent Variable Models in Developmental Psychology - Peter C M Molenaar Latent Variables Models and Missing Data Analysis - Michael J Rovine On the Arbitrary Nature of Latent Variables - Peter C M Molenaar and Alexander von Eye PART THREE: ANALYSIS OF LATENT VARIABLES IN DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH: CATEGORICAL VARIABLES APPROACHES Latent Class Models for Longitudinal Assessment of Trait Acquisition - George B Macready and C Mitchell Dayton Latent Trait Models for Measuring Change - Christiane Spiel Measuring Change Using Latent Class Analysis - Anton K Formann Mixture Decomposition when the Components are of Unknown Form - Hoben Thomas Latent Variables in Log-Linear Models of Repeated Observations - Jacques A Hagenaars Latent Logit Models with Polytomous Effects Variables - Allan L McCutcheon Latent Variables Markov Models - Rolf Langeheine PART FOUR: TESTING IN THE ANALYSIS OF LATENT VARIABLES Corrections to Test Statistics and Standard Errors in Covariance Structure Analysis - Albert Satorra and Peter M Bentler Testing in Latent Class Models Using a Posterior Predictive Check Distribution - Donald B Rubin and Hal S Stern

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/10/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780803953314
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9780803953314
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 0803953313

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