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Latent class analysis "identifies unobservable (latent) subgroups within a population based on individuals' responses to multiple observed variables."

Citation: Latent transition analysis. (n.d.). Retrieved April 18, 2019, from https://www.methodology.psu.edu/ra/lta/

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Latent class growth analysis is used to identify distinct classes, or subgroups, in a population. This analysis assumes the growth trajectories within each class are homogenous, as they are assumed to be fixed at zero.

Citation: Jung, T., & Wickrama, K. A. S. (2008). An introduction to latent class growth analysis and growth mixture modeling. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2(1), 302–317. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2007.00054.x

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The latent congruency model is a measurement model designed for organizational research which creates two factors to represent the mean and difference of two interdependent component measures. It can estimate and control for measurement error, provide straightforward ways for examining measurement equivalence, allow for the examination of complex theoretical models, and allow the examination antecedents and consequences of congruence constructs and component measures.

Citation: Cheung, G. W. (2009). Introducing the latent congruence model for improving the assessment of similarity, agreement, and fit in organizational research. Organizational Research Methods, 12(1), 6-33. https://doi.org/10.1177/1094428107308914.

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Latent constructs are abstract variables which cannot be observed or measured directly.

Citation: Maruyama, G. and Ryan, C. S. (2014) Research Methods in Social Relations. West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Allen, K. R., & Henderson, A. C. (2017). Family theories: Foundations and applications. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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Latent profile analysis can model relationships between three or more variables by identifying groups in a sample with similar patterns of variables.

Citation: Stanley, L., Kellermanns, F. W., & Zellweger, T. M. (2017). Latent profile analysis: Understanding family firm profiles. Family Business Review, 30(1), 84-102. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894486516677426

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Latent transition analysis "is an extension of LCA that uses longitudinal data to identify movement between the subgroups over time."

Citation: Latent transition analysis. (n.d.). Retrieved April 18, 2019, from https://www.methodology.psu.edu/ra/lta/

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A linear regression is a model of the relationship between two variables, the explanatory variable and dependent variable, through a linear equation. When graphed, a linear regression appears as a straight line with either a positive or negative slope.

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The logistic regression model is used to either predict or explain the relationships between independent and dependent variables.

Citation: Huck, S. W. (2008). Reading statistics and research. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

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Longitudinal studies are studies in which researchers collect data on a group of participants over time and examine how the responses change from the introduction of an intervention. This type of study does allow researchers to analyze relationships for causality, as it can take into account other variables that could explain the relationship.

Citation: Maruyama, G. and Ryan, C. S. (2014) Research Methods in Social Relations. West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

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