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NCJ Number: 50630 Find in a Library
Title: SOME EPISODES IN THE HISTORY OF PANEL ANALYSIS (FROM LONGITUDINAL RESEARCH ON DRUG USE - EMPIRICAL FINDINGS AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES, 1978, BY DENISE B KANDEL - SEE NCJ-50619)
Author(s): P F LAZARSFELD
Corporate Author: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
Bristol, PA 19007
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR ANALYZING LONGITUDINAL DATA IS REVIEWED.
Abstract: THE REVIEW DESCRIBES THE VARIOUS TECHNIQUES AND ILLUSTRATES THEIR APPLICATIONS IN TABLES AND EQUATIONS DRAWN FROM LONGITUDINAL STUDIES IN DRUG ABUSE AND OTHER FIELDS. THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF THE TECHNIQUES AT THE TIME OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT ARE EXPLAINED. THE REVIEW BEGINS WITH THE 16-FOLD TABLE (A DEVICE FOR ORGANIZING LONGITUDINAL DATA, SUCH AS RESPONSES TO THE SAME QUESTION BY THE SAME SUBJECT AT DIFFERENT TIMES, FOR COMPARISON) AND ENDS WITH A REVIEW OF THE MARKOV CHAIN DEVELOPMENT. THE DISCUSSION ALSO TOUCHES UPON THE FOLLOWING: CROSS-LAGGED CORRELATION; THE ALTERNATIVE USE OF DICHOTOMIES AND QUANTITATIVE VARIABLES; PATH ANALYSIS; AND THE ROLE OF NONOBSERVABLES OR LATENT STRUCTURE ANALYSIS. A LIST OF REFERENCES IS PROVIDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Drug abuse; Jail statistics; Research methods; Statistical analysis
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