Latent Trait and Latent Class Models

  • Rolf Langeheine
  • Jürgen Rost

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Rolf Langeheine, Jürgen Rost
      Pages 1-7
  3. Latent Trait Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Geofferey Norman Masters
      Pages 11-29
    3. Arnold L. van den Wollenberg
      Pages 31-50
    4. Gerhard Arminger, Ulrich Küsters
      Pages 51-73
  4. Latent Class Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Rolf Langeheine
      Pages 77-108
    3. C. Mitchell Dayton, George B. Macready
      Pages 129-143
  5. Comparative Views of Latent Traits and Latent Classes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Clifford C. Clogg
      Pages 173-205
    3. Erling B. Andersen
      Pages 207-229
  6. Application Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Frank Kok
      Pages 263-275
    3. Fons J. R. van de Vijver
      Pages 291-307
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 309-311

About this book


This volume is based on an international conference held at the Institute for Science Education (IPN) in Kiel in August 1985. The IPN is a national research institute for science education of the Federal Republic of Germany associated with the University of Kiel. The aim of this conference-to treat latent trait and latent class models under comparative points of view as well as under application aspects-was realized in many stimulating contributions and very different ways. We asked the authors of these papers to work out their contributions for publication here, not only because many of the papers present new material, but also because the time is ripe for a comprehen­ sive volume, working up the widespread literature of the past ten years in this field. We have tried to compile a volume that will be of interest to statistically oriented researchers in a variety of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, education, political science, epidemiology, and the like. Although the chapters assume a reasonably high level of methodo­ logical sophistication, we hope that the book will find its way into advanced courses in the above fields. We are grateful to the IPN for organizing the conference, to our contributors for their untiring efforts in revising their chapters for publication, and to the staff of Plenum Publishing Corporation for helping to make this book a reality.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Langeheine
    • 1
  • Jürgen Rost
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Science Education (IPN)University of KielKiel 1Federal Republic of Germany

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