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HDFS 597 - 004 Advanced Topics in Latent Class and Latent Profile Analysis
Schedule Number: 021605
Instructors: Bethany Bray, PhD, Associate Director, The Methodology Center
Time and Location: Weds 6:00-9:00 353 HHD
Enrollment limited to 18 students
Course Description: This course builds on the previous short course, "An introduction to latent class and latent profile analysis." The goal of this course is to enable students to address more complex research questions using latent class and latent profile analysis. The course will cover the following topics (1) a review of latent class and latent profile analysis basic concepts, (2) predicting distal outcomes from subgroup membership, (3) latent transition analysis and repeated measures latent class analysis as longitudinal extensions, (4) causal inference with latent class analysis, and (5) latent class moderation. Class time will be spent in lecture, discussion, and software demonstrations. Homework and a small project are required. The software used in this course will be (a) a downloadable add-on procedures for SAS Version 9 for Windows: PROC LCA (for latent class analysis), and (b) Mplus (for latent profile analysis).