Free Faculty Workshop on Latent Class Analysis (LCA) with Lunch | The Methodology Center

Free Faculty Workshop on Latent Class Analysis (LCA) with Lunch

Stephanie LanzaOctober 3, 2012

Penn State faculty: do you want to identify new methodological approaches to help you in your work but have a busy schedule? Try A Taste of Methodology, a series of semiannual BRIEF workshops for faculty, with lunch included. The objective is to provide busy faculty with an efficient way to assess a methodological approach's potential for their research.


This semester's workshop is "Latent Class Analysis (LCA) for Uncovering Hidden Subgroups Within a Population," presented by Methodology Center Scientific Director Stephanie Lanza. The workshop will be on Wednesday, December 19, from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson building. The workshop is FREE and open to all PhD-level scientists at Penn State.


The three-hour workshop will include:

  • A conceptual introduction to LCA
  • An empirical example:  Analyzing adolescent health behaviors using SAS
  • Including grouping variables such as treatment, condition, or gender
  • Expanding the model to include predictors and distal outcomes
  • Open discussion of how LCA might be applied in the research of workshop attendees
  • Resources to enable you or your trainees to learn more


Spaces are limited and tend to fill quickly. A Taste of Methodology is co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and The Methodology Center, and is part of SSRI's Innovative Methods Initiative.


Registration is required; to register, email Tammy Knepp.

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