Jürgen Rost, Rolf Langeheine (Eds.)

Applications of Latent Trait and Latent Class Models
in the Social Sciences

1997, 422 pages, pb.
ISBN 3-89325-464-1
WAXMANN Verlag GmbH, Postfach 86 03, 48046 Münster

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In educational, psychological, and sociological research, it becomes more and more a standard to analyze empirical data by introducing latent variables. Latent variables are theoretical constructs that are invented to take account of contingencies among observed variables. They are to explain these contingencies.


Jürgen Rost and Rolf Langeheine
A Guide through Latent Structure Models for Categorical Data

Ivo W. Molenaar
Lenient or Strict Applications of IRT with an Eye on Practical Consequences

Educational Assessment

Peter Allerup
Statistical Analyses of Data from the IEA Reading Literacy Study

David Andrich, John H. A. L. de Jong, and Barry E. Sheridan
Diagnostic Opportunities with the Rasch Model for Ordered Response Categories

Martijn P.F. Berger
Optimal Designs for Latent Variable Models: A Review

Mary E. Lunz and Benjamin D. Wright
Latent Trait Models for Performance of Examinations

Kentaro Yamamoto and Howard Everson
Modeling the Effects of Test Length and Test Time on Parameter Estimation Using the HYBRID Model

Educational Assessment

Analysing Cognitive Tasks Klaas Sijtsma and Brian W. Junker
Invariant Item Ordering of Transitive Reasoning Tasks

Christiane Spiel, Georg Gittler, Ulrike Sirsch, and Judith Glück
Application of the Rasch Model for Testing Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

Alexander von Eye, Michael J. Rovine, and Christiane Spiel
Patterns of School Performance and Cognitive Development in Early Adolescents - Using Prediction Analysis as a Latent Variable Model

Klaus Willmes
Applications of Polytomous Rasch Models to the Subtest Written Language of the Aachen Aphasia Test (AAT)

Life Satisfaction Data

Marcel Croon and Ton Heinen
Incorporating Item Response Theories into Causal Models

Michael Eid
Happiness and Satisfaction: An Application of a Latent State-Trait-Model for Ordinal Variables

G. van den Wittenboer, J. J. Hox, and Edith de Leeuw
Aberrant Response Patterns in Elderly Respondents: Latent Class Analysis of Respondent Scalability

Wijbrandt van Schuur
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Work Values as a Single Unfolding Scale

Assessment of Deviant Behavior

Mitchell D. Dayton and N. J. Scheers
Latent Class Analysis of Survey Data Dealing with Academic Dishonesty

Ann Marie Sorensen, David Brownfield, and Gary F. Jensen
Constructing Comparable Measures of Delinquency by Gender:
A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry

John S. Uebersax
Latent Class Analysis and Latent Trait Analysis of Student Problem Behaviors

Peter van der Heijden, Harm't Hart, and Jos Dessens
A Parametric Bootstrap Procedure to Perform Statistical Tests in a LCA of Anti-Social Behavior

Social Attitudes

Alan Agresti
Connections Between Loglinear Models and Generalized Rasch Models for Ordinal Responses

David J. Bartholomew, Lilian M. de Menezes, and Panagiota Tzamourani
Latent Trait and Latent Class Models Applied to Survey Data

Wilhelm Kempf
Latent Styles of German Newspaper Coverage of Allied Prisoners of War During the Gulf War

Martin U. Knott and Panagiota Tzamourani
Fitting a Latent Trait Model for Missing Observations to Racial Prejudice Data

Jan A. Kutylowski
Nonparametric Latent Factor Analysis of Occupational Inventory Data

Allan L. McCutcheon and Jacques A. Hagenaars
Comparative Social Research with Multi-Sample Latent Class Models

Jürgen Rost and Guanzhong Luo
An Application of a Rasch-Based Unfolding Model to a Questionnaire on Adolescent Centrism

Christian Tarnai and Ulf Wuggenig
Traditionalism in the Artworlds of Vienna and Hamburg

Psychological Constructs

Matthias von Davier and Jürgen Rost
Self-Monotoring - A Class Variable?

Ulrich Frick, Jürgen Rehm, and Uta Thien
Some Hints on the Latent Structure of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI): Using the "Somatic" Subscale to Evaluate a Clinical Trial

Ferdinand Keller and Wilhelm Kempf
Some Latent Trait and Latent Class Analyses of the Beck-Depression-Inventory (BDI)

Jürgen Rost, Claus Carstensen, and Matthias von Davier
Applying the Mixed Rasch Model to Personality Questionnaires

Epidemiological Studies

Dankmar Böhning, Ekkehard Dietz, and Peter Schlattmann
Zero Inflated Count Models and their Applications in Public Health and Social Science

Thomas Kohlmann and Anton Formann
Using Latent Class Models to Analyze Response Patterns in Epidemiological Mail Surveys

Herbert Matschinger and Matthias C. Angermeyer
Detecting Artifacts in Panel Studies by Latent Class Analysis

Longitudinal Designs

Ulf Böckenholt
Concomitant Variables in Latent Change Models

Keith Humphreys
Estimation of Longitudinal Flows in the Presence of Classification Error: The Use of Models with Latent Classes and Random Effects

Margo G. H. Jansen
Applications of Rasch's Poisson Counts Model to Longitudinal Count Data

Thorsten Meiser and Georg Rudinger
Modeling Stability and Regularity of Change: Latent Structure Analysis of Longitudinal Discrete Data

Jost Reinecke
Testing the Theory of Planned Behavior with Latent Markov Models

Frank van de Pol
Educational Mobility, Cohort and Gender: A Latent Class Reanalysis of the Ganzeboom and de Graaf Data