By Gregory R. Hancock
The present quantity, Advances in Latent Variable mix types, comprises chapters by means of the entire audio system who participated within the 2006 CILVR convention, offering not only a image of the development, yet extra importantly chronicling the cutting-edge in latent variable combination version study. the quantity starts off with an summary bankruptcy via the CILVR convention keynote speaker, Bengt Muthén, supplying a "lay of the land" for latent variable blend versions ahead of the quantity strikes to extra particular constellations of issues. half I, Multilevel and Longitudinal structures, bargains with combos for information which are hierarchical in nature both a result of data's sampling constitution or to the repetition of measures (of diverse forms) over the years. half II, versions for evaluation and prognosis, addresses situations for making judgments approximately contributors' country of information or improvement, and concerning the tools used for making such judgments. ultimately, half III, demanding situations in version assessment, makes a speciality of a number of the methodological concerns linked to the choice of types such a lot safely representing the tactics and populations lower than research. it's going to be said that this quantity isn't meant to be a primary publicity to latent variable equipment. Readers missing such foundational wisdom are inspired to refer to fundamental and/or secondary didactic assets which will get the main from the chapters during this quantity. as soon as armed with that simple figuring out of latent variable equipment, we think readers will locate this quantity particularly fascinating.
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5 vary across the latent class. This essentially amounts to interaction between the C variable and the random effect variables. Finally, the model described in this section can also be extended to include multiple latent class variables, as described in the following section. Multiple Latent Class Variables In this section we describe the basic framework for a multilevel mixture model with multiple latent categorical variables C1, C2, and so forth. For simplicity, we will focus on the model with two latent categorical variables, C1 and C2; however, the framework easily extends to more than two class variables.
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Combining LCA, IRT, and GoM Models In this section we describe a model that incorporates the modeling capabilities of three types of models, namely the LCA, IRT, and the GoM model. The combination of LCA and IRT models is sometimes refereed to as factor mixture analysis (FMA) model or alternatively as mixture IRT model. This model was used, for example, by Qu, Tan, and Kutner (1996) to model residual correlations within a class. In Muthén (2006) and Muthén and Asparouhov (2006), FMA models were also explored as substantively important generalizations of the IRT and LCA models.