Latent variable models for ordinal data

Conference paper
Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)


Latent variable models with observed ordinal variables are particularly useful for analyzing survey data. Typical ordinal variables express attitudinal statements with response alternatives like “strongly disagree”, “disagree”, “strongly agree” or “very dissatisfied”, “dissatisfied”, “satisfied” and “very satisfied”.


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© Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Cagnone
    • 1
  • Stefania Mignani
    • 1
  • Irini Moustaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Statistical SciencesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Statistical ScienceLondon School of EconomicsLondonUK

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