Latent variable models for ordinal data

  • Silvia CagnoneEmail author
  • Stefania Mignani
  • Irini Moustaki
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”.


Marginal Distribution Item Response Theory Ordinal Data Latent Variable Model Proportional Odds Model 
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© Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Cagnone
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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