Generalized Latent Variable Modeling: Multilevel, Longitudinal, and Structural Equation Models

Anders Skrondal, Sophia Rabe-Hesketh

May 11, 2004 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 528 Pages - 62 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781584880004 - CAT# C80007
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Interdisciplinary Statistics

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  • Unifies different modeling traditions, integrating and synthesizing models from the statistical, biostatistical, econometric, and psychometric literatures
  • Gives a thorough overview of estimation and prediction methods for latent variable models, providing a guide to the various techniques available
  • Applies to a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, sociology, psychology, and economics
  • Contains many examples worked out in great detail
  • Provides software, datasets, and scripts for some of the applications discussed at
  • Summary

    This book unifies and extends latent variable models, including multilevel or generalized linear mixed models, longitudinal or panel models, item response or factor models, latent class or finite mixture models, and structural equation models. Following a gentle introduction to latent variable modeling, the authors clearly explain and contrast a wide range of estimation and prediction methods from biostatistics, psychometrics, econometrics, and statistics. They present exciting and realistic applications that demonstrate how researchers can use latent variable modeling to solve concrete problems in areas as diverse as medicine, economics, and psychology. The examples considered include many nonstandard response types, such as ordinal, nominal, count, and survival data. Joint modeling of mixed responses, such as survival and longitudinal data, is also illustrated. Numerous displays, figures, and graphs make the text vivid and easy to read.

    About the authors:

    Anders Skrondal is Professor and Chair in Social Statistics, Department of Statistics, London School of Economics, UK

    Sophia Rabe-Hesketh is a Professor of Educational Statistics at the Graduate School of Education and Graduate Group in Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley, USA.


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