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Is there a version of Latent Class Analysis with unspecified # of clusters

I understand that you can use the elbow method to plot LCA solutions vs log likelihood to figure out, at which k, it is no longer worth it to add more clusters. And I will resort to this if need be. ...
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Principled way of collapsing categorical variables with many categories

What techniques could I use to optimize the collapsing of many categories to a few, for the purpose of using them as an input to a statistical model? Consider a variable like college student major. ...
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What method of analysis should I use: Hierarchical class analysis?

I have used content analysis to examine a sample of 20 passages using 24 variables. In other words my coders read the passages and indicated whether or not a variable was present (1) or not (0) in the ...
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Choice based conjoint latent class analysis in R

How can we perform Latent class Analysis for choice based conjoint data, to both segment respondents and determine co-efficients for attributes at the same point of time? I know there is a package ...
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Multicollinearity in binary logistic regression analysis after latent class analysis

I am attempting to conduct a binary logistic regression but I have come to a roadblock relating to multicollinearity. I originally conducted a latent class analysis which resulted in the ...
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Multinomial logistic regression analysis or binary logistic regression

I need to analyse data and am unsure whether or not I should use a multinomial logistic regression analysis or a binary logistic regression analysis. I have just conducted a latent class analysis and ...
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confirmatory latent variable cluster analysiswith mplus

I would like to do a confirmatory latent class cluster analyses (finite mixtures) with a continuous and several categorical variables. I know how I can constrain binary variables (such as Cluster A ...
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LCA not returning the same results with the same data

I'm pretty new to Latent class analysis, and I obviously still have a lot to learn. I have a data set with 10 000 observations and 20 variables. I'm trying plot the probabilities of each of my ...
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Easy and common way to separate latent classes from Likert-scale survey?

Let say, there are two 5-points Likert-scale questions "How do you like a flavor?" applied for two product samples. That is, each respondent tries two samples and evaluate them on Likert scale. ...
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PROC LCA fail to calculate standard error

I am using PROC LCA in SAS to run latent class analysis on a dataset with 20 binary variables. However, I got such warnings: WARNING: The information matrix could not be inverted during standard ...
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Latent Class Analysis — 0.632+ Bootstrap vs. Bayesian LCA and Empirical Bootstrapping?

I am working on a project that involves the use of latent class analysis (LCA) and have been thinking about how best to perform variable selection (with relatively high-dimensional data [approximately ...
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Latent Class Analysis vs. Cluster Analysis - differences in inferences?

What are the differences in inferences that can be made from a latent class analysis (LCA) versus a cluster analysis? Is it correct that a LCA assumes an underlying latent variable that gives rise to ...
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Latent Class Analysis vs Rasch Analysis

I was wondering if anybody could explain the core, philosophical/conceptual differences between Latent Class Analysis and Rasch Analysis. I'm not necessarily referring to the exact mathematical ...
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In LDA, how to interpret the meaning of topics?

I am studying Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) model, and I found some explanations around the web (for example here on Quora.com). In the link examples, I can clearly see which are the topics author ...
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Latent Class Models

What is difference(Or relation) between "Latent Class Analysis"and Structural Equation models" and "Latent Growth Curve Models"?
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Need help with Latent Transition Analysis

I am new to this site, so my apologies if I am not asking the question the right way for this site. I am actually trying to understand Latent Class Analysis & Latent Transition Analysis. I have ...
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Create bins for lognormal data for cluster analysis

I have a series of dollar amounts that are highly right skewed, but are roughly log-normal. I want to put this grouped dollar amount as a predictor variable into a latent class cluster analysis. In ...
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LCA number of parameters & degrees of freedom

I have a series of physicians' claims submissions. I would like to perform cluster analysis as an exploratory tool to find patterns in how physicians bill based on things like Revenue Codes, Procedure ...
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Cluster analysis of open-question responses

I am currently analysing a 1100-observation dataset of open-question responses. I was wondering whether I could really do a segmentation based on these responses. What I've done is so far is ...
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Is there an extension of multinomial process models that can model several dependent variables?

In the setting of psychological experiments, where a categorical response has to be given, the same response can, in theory, be generated by different latent processes. For example, in an experiment ...
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R choosing the right classification approach for $ transaction volume categories

Our customers are Merchants and use our online payment service. Before they started using our service, they indicated how much $ transaction volume they will make per year. However this turned out to ...
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How to find cutoff values in multinomial regression?

Updated I have a data set with five continuous variables measuring an index in a population. For finding underlying classifications in the population based on the five observed variables, I did a ...
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Can the items measure one underlying construct?

For an assignment I am asked to test whether different items (all dichotomous) can actually measure one concept. The items: Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a ...
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Visualizing results from multiple latent class models

I am using latent class analysis to cluster a sample of observations based on a set of binary variables. I am using R and the package poLCA. In LCA, you must specify the number of clusters you want to ...
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How should outliers be dealt with in latent growth curve/GMM modeling?

When doing analysis of growth trajectories you often find natural outliers. Often these are not because of any "errors" in the dataset, they are simply there because certain cases grew at an explosive ...
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How are the classes determined in a growth mixture model?

I am trying to fit a growth mixture model to a set of trajectory data. I am using a model that on a generic level is the same as this one. I do understand how the latent intercept, linear, and ...
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How would you preprocess data for SVD?

I am computing SVD on a matrix which is the empirical version of $E[XY^{\top}]$ for some $X \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times 1}$ and $Y \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times 1}$. I am wondering if there are standard ways ...
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Fitting a growth mixture model using lcmm (R package) - encountering difficulties

I'm fitting a growth mixture model using the lcmm package: ...
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Which R package to use to conduct a latent class growth analysis (LCGA) / growth mixture model (GMM)?

I am trying to perform a latent class growth analysis (LCGA) and/or growth mixture models (GMMs) in R. The data I am using is an increasing number of forks of git repositories (discrete variable, not ...
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Latent class model with both continuous and categorical indicators in R

I have question regarding which R-package to use to create a latent class/mixture model with both categorical and continuous indicator variables. I have not yet found a good example of this using R, ...
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Finding “weak ties” in network data

So I am working on a new project looking at formal and informal networks between businesses in the same industry. Namely, I am looking at joint ventures, fractional acquisitions, minority share ...
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What are the primary differences between Taxometric analyses (e.g., MAXCOV, MAXEIG) and Latent Class analyses?

Recent research has attempted to determine if certain psychological constructs are latently dimensional or taxonic (i.e., including taxons or classes). For example, researchers may be interested in ...
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Latent class model

I have asked following questions before More than one outcome (dependent) variables in ordinal logistic regression How to handle more than one dependent variable (categorical) in logistic ...
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Inverse logistic regression vs. repeated-measures vs. latent class?

As the title suggests, I'm pretty well befuddled about which approach makes the most sense for my data. Let me try to succinctly explain the problem. I have binary choice data representing whether a ...
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Modelling longitudinal data where the effect of time varies in functional form between individuals

Context: Imagine you had a longitudinal study which measured a dependent variable (DV) once a week for 20 weeks on 200 participants. Although I'm interested in general, typical DVs that I'm thinking ...