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Requirements for Conducting Confirmatory Factor Analysis: Data Considerations

Donna Harrington

in Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339888
eISBN:
9780199863662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339888.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents the requirements for conducting a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Types of missing data, as well as methods of checking for and addressing missing data, such as imputation, ... More


Methods for handling missing data

Paul Clarke and Rebecca Hardy

in Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528487
eISBN:
9780191723940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528487.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by describing helpful typologies of missing data based on pattern and non-response mechanisms. It then summarizes a collection of commonly used but imperfect methods for dealing ... More


Some topics in social statistics

David Firth

in Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566540
eISBN:
9780191718038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter summarizes recent themes and research topics in social statistics, viewed as statistical methods of particular value in substantive research fields such as criminology, demography, ... More


The two-dimensional structure of traits

Amanda Bittner

in Platform or Personality?: The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595365
eISBN:
9780191725593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595365.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the types of questions that have been asked about leaders' traits over time, seeking to better understand the nature of trait structure in the minds of voters. The ... More


Missing data: mechanisms, methods, and messages

Shinichi Nakagawa

in Ecological Statistics: Contemporary theory and application

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199672547
eISBN:
9780191796487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672547.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Missing data are ubiquitous in ecological and evolutionary data sets as in any other branch of science. The common methods used to deal with missing data are to delete cases containing missing data, ... More


Longitudinal data analysis in studies of healthy ageing

Graciela Muniz Terrera and Rebecca Hardy

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Life course functional trajectories are a dynamic way of studying lifetime influences on health and ageing. Gaining a better understanding of trajectories of physical and cognitive capability permits ... More


Treating TIME More Flexibly

Judith D. Singer and John B. Willett

in Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195152968
eISBN:
9780199864980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152968.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter demonstrates how to apply the multilevel model to complex data sets. Section 5.1 begins by illustrating what to do when the number of waves is constant but their spacing is irregular. ... More


Inclusiveness and Representation in Telling the Story of Barriers Encountered by Populations: Preparing Data for Analysis

Llewellyn J. Cornelius and Donna Harrington

in A Social Justice Approach to Survey Design and Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199739301
eISBN:
9780190222499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739301.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Because data analyses are only as strong as the data available, Chapter 6 addresses data handling approaches that can be used with primary (i.e., data you collect yourself) or secondary (i.e., data ... More


Nonparametric Bayes Regression and Classification Through Mixtures of Product Kernels

David B. Dunson and Abhishek Bhattacharya

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

It is routine in many fields to collect data having a variety of measurement scales and supports. For example, in biomedical studies for each patient one may collect functional data on a biomarker ... More


Causal Inference, Causal Effect Estimation, and Systematic Error

Daniel Westreich

in Epidemiology by Design: A Causal Approach to the Health Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190665760
eISBN:
9780190665791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665760.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Chapter 3 discusses basic concepts in causal inference, beginning with an introduction to potential outcomes and definitions of causal contrasts (or causal estimates of effect), concepts, terms, and ... More


What's the H in H‐likelihood: A Holy Grail or an Achilles' Heel? *

Xiao‐Li Meng

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

H‐likelihood refers to a likelihood function of both fixed parameters and random “unobservables,” such as missing data and latent variables. The method then typically proceeds by maximizing over the ... More


Recovering Missing or Partial Data from Studies: a Survey of Conversions and Imputations for Meta-analysis

Marc J. Lajeunesse

in Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137285
eISBN:
9781400846184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses possible solutions for dealing with partial information and missing data from published studies. These solutions can improve the amount of information extracted from individual ... More


The Fetuses-at-Risk Approach: An Evolving Paradigm

Robert W. Platt

in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.003.0073
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

The Fetuses-at-Risk approach can be extended in a number of ways, all related to the use of gestational age as a time axis and cohorts of conceptions, as opposed to cohorts of births, as the ... More


Afterword and conclusions

Andrew Pickles, Barbara Maughan, and Michael Wadsworth

in Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528487
eISBN:
9780191723940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528487.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Existing data resources have been used opportunistically to develop thinking about early life beginnings of life long vulnerability, and about long-term exposure to risk. These data resources can ... More


An Introduction to Quantitative Methods Relevant for Public Mental Health

Elizabeth A. Stuart, Jeannie-Marie Sheppard Leoutsakos, Rashelle Musci, Alden Gross, Ryan M. Andrews, and William W. Eaton

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190916602
eISBN:
9780190916640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916602.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a brief introduction to some of the epidemiologic and statistical methods for, and challenges to, gathering and analyzing the data that underlie the research presented in this ... More


Model-Based Inference for Distributions and Quantiles

Raymond L. Chambers and Robert G. Clark

in An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780198566625
eISBN:
9780191738449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Model-based inference for distributions and quantiles extends the theory set out in previous chapters to where the target of inference is the finite population distribution function, rather than the ... More


Hierarchical modelling

Alan E Gelfand and Souparno Ghosh

in Bayesian Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695607
eISBN:
9780191744167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695607.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter reviews the range of hierarchical modelling. It argues that hierarchical models provide the stochastic framework within which to develop integrative process models. The chapter is ... More


Selection Response in Natural Populations

Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

in Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830870
eISBN:
9780191868986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830870.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The breeder's equation often fails when applied to natural populations. In large part, this likely occurs because the assumed trait is not the actual target of selection. A within-generation change ... More


Network statistics and measurement error

Mark Newman

in Networks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198805090
eISBN:
9780191843235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805090.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces the mathematics of network statistics, the quantification of errors in network data, and the estimation of network structure in the presence of error. The discussion starts ... More


Mechanics of Survey Data Analysis

Melinda J. Moye and Alison L. O’Malley

in Employee Surveys and Sensing: Challenges and Opportunities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190939717
eISBN:
9780190939748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939717.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter the authors outline important issues to consider when setting up a survey so that the administration team or a third party vendor is able to conduct meaningful analyses afterward. ... More


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