The 8th Day of the LCSR Summer School: Nonlinear Latent Curve Models Estimation & Conditional Latent Curve Models
On Wednesday, the participants learned how to estimate nonlinear latent curve models. Prof. Kenneth Bollen paid a special attention to the interpretation of parameters in the case of nonlinearity.
The second lecture focused on conditional latent curve models – models that include explanatory variables. From the perspective of conditional models, the lecturer discussed key assumptions, identification problems, goodness-of-fit criteria, model comparison and parameter interpretation.