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Latent Class Analysis

First Edition


96 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Latent class analysis is a powerful tool for analysing the structure of relationships among categorically scored variables. It enables researchers to explore the suitability of combining two or more categorical variables into typologies or scales. It also provides a method for testing hypotheses regarding the latent structure among categorical variables.
 
Introduction
The Logic of Latent Variables

 
 
Latent Class Analysis
 
Estimating Latent Categorical Variables
 
Analyzing Scale Response Patterns
 
Comparing Latent Structures Among Groups
 
Conclusions

Allan L. McCutcheon

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