Latent Variable Models for Social Research (online)
|The University of Edinburgh|
Dr Chris Playford, Quantitative Sociologist at University of Exeter
Online delivery by The University of Edinburgh
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Latent variable models relate a set of observed (or manifest) variables to a set of latent (or unmeasured) variables. In practice, this entails the use of models to summarise the relationship between a series of highly associated variables. It will be demonstrated that these models are specific examples of a wider family of measurement models.
This one-day course will showcase latent variable models through the application of these models to social science data. Particular emphasis will be given to estimation and interpretation of latent class models in Stata.
It is most suited to empirical social science researchers with knowledge of statistical data analysis methods.
Course will be delivered on-line.
Course timings are 10:00 - 16:00
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
• £30 per day for UK/EU registered students • £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions. • £100per day for all other participants
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Latent Variable Models, Factor analysis, Latent variables, Generalized linear model (GLM), Latent Class Models, Latent Trait Models, Stata
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