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Latent Curve Models: A Structural Equation Perspective (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)

 
 
 
 
Latent Curve Models: A Structural Equation Perspective (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)
Author: Kenneth A. Bollen - Patrick J. Curran
ISBN 13: 9780471455929
ISBN 10: 47145592
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Publication Date: 2005-12-23
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 312
List Price: $153.00
 
 

The social sciences have become increasingly dependent upon quantitative studies and statistics, but many texts fail to cover the latent curve model (LCM) and its applications. The LCM features random intercepts and slopes that allow each case in a sample to have a different trajectory over time, thereby aiding the prediction of parameters. These specialized text includes a brief history of LCMs and their uses, the unconditional LCM, missing data and alternate metrics of time, nonlinear trajectories and the coding of time, conditional LCMs, the analysis of groups, multivariate latent curve models, and extensions of LCMs. Bollen (sociology, U. of North Carolina) and Curran (psychology, U. of North Carolina) also provide a very helpful author index. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR