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Generalized Latent Variable Modeling: Multilevel, Longitudinal, and Structural Equation Models, Second Edition (Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability) Hardcover – 15 Feb 2010


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"Written by well-known experts in biostatistics and educational statistics, it presents a uniform approach to enriching both theoretical and applied latent variables modeling that also can be used in any branch of natural science or technical and engineering application. Numerous interesting examples are considered. Written in a very friendly and mathematically clear language, rigorous but not overloaded with redundant pure statistical derivations, the book could be exceptionally useful for practitioners. This book is a really enjoyable and useful reading for graduate students and researchers along with [those] from any field who wish to use modern statistical techniques to solve practical problems." - Technometrics, May 2005, Vol. 47, No. 2 "[This] is a book written for people who like to construct and to read about very general theories and modeling strategies. It is also a very useful book for statisticians who have specialized in one area and would like to learn more about another area . The book is very well written. The presentation is concise; many issues are well illustrated graphically. Altogether, the authors have written an excellent, imaginative, and authoritative text ." - Biometrics This is perhaps the only book that uses the "latent" modeling framework to address a range of data analytical situations. it provided a great introduction to this field. Dr. S.V. Subramanian, Harvard University "Overall I found the book an exceedingly valuable reference that would be ideal for graduate-level courses devoted to generalized latent variable modeling. It is very straight forward to build around it a comprehensive course where the statistical section is complemented with amultidisciplinary set of illustrative examples which can be easily replicated as both the datasets and the software are available on-line. In addition, the impressive book's breadth and depth make it an essential reference for any researcher interested in understanding the state-of-the-art methods and potential applications in latent multilevel, longitudinal and structural equation modeling." -- Journal of the American Statistical Association "This is a very impressive book...an excellent book. I have no hesitation in recommending readers to buy this book." -The Stata Journal (2005) "Who will profit from reading this book? On the one hand, it is a book written for people who like to construct and to read about very general theories and modeling strategies. It is also a very useful book for statisticians who have specialized in one area...and would like to learn more about another area. "The book itself is very well-written. The presentation is concise; many issues are well illustrated graphically. Altogether the authors have written an excellent, imaginative and authoritative text on the difficult topic of modeling the problems of multivariate outcomes with different scaling levels, different units of analysis, and different study designs simultaneously." - Biometrics, March 2005 "It has two fundamental features that make it one of the most comprehensive reference books in the field: an up-to-date guide to multilevel and structural latent variable modeling and estimation, plus a multidisciplinary set of illustrative examplesthese are extremely enlightening for experienced practitioners in the many areas in which latent variable modeling can be used to analyze datato my knowledge, thepresent book is the first to provide a truly unifying generalized approach to latent variable modelingI find the book to be an exceedingly valuable reference that would be ideal for graduate-level courses on generalized latent variable modeling. It is very straightforward to build from it a comprehensive course where the statistical section is complemented with a multidisciplinary set of easily replicated examples, because both the datasets and the software are available onlinethe book's impressive breadth and depth make it an essential reference for any researchers interested in understanding the state-of-the-art methods and potential applications in latent multilevel, longitudinal, and structural equation modeling." -Journal of the American Statistical Association --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Comprehensive coverage 26 Mar. 2007
By C. Chun - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book provides well-written, comprehensive coverage of latent variable modeling. Suitable for a masters level (or preferably, a Ph.D.) statistician. Not suitable for someone with a few intro stat courses. Presents multilevel, longitudinal and structural equation modeling and factor analysis using a unified framework, which is both a help (better insights, easier to extend conceptually) and a hindrance (complex when one first tries to understand it). Includes many examples, which makes it much easier to apply these techniques to real life data analysis problems. Practically an encyclopedia of statistical models.
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Unifying, but conceptually challenging 5 July 2007
By David A. Andrae - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The authors have provided a wonderful resource that brings different statistical methods developed in parallel disciplines under one cover. It does, however, present challenging material and is not for the faint of heart. For statisticians or quantitative social/behavioral scientists, this book is an enlightening addition to one's library.
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