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`This Handbook discusses important methodological tools and topics in quantitative methodology in easy to understand language. It is an exhaustive review of past and recent advances in each topic combined with a detailed discussion of examples and graphical illustrations. It will be an essential reference for social science researchers as an introduction to methods and quantitative concepts of great use' - Irini Moustaki, London School of Economics. `The 24 chapters in this Handbook span a wide range of topics, presenting the latest quantitative developments in scaling theory, measurement, categorical data analysis, multilevel models, latent variable models, and foundational issues. Each chapter reviews the historical context for the topic and then describes current work, including illustrative examples where appropriate. The level of presentation throughout the book ...

Applying Dynamic Factor Analysis in Behavioral and Social Science Research
Applying dynamic factor analysis in behavioral and social science research
John R. NesselroadePeter C. M. Molenaar
18.1. Introduction

Behavioral and social sciences have witnessed a significant increase in the use of multivariate, correlational techniques in the past three decades. ...

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