Chalk Talk: Getting Started with Latent Class Analysis (LCA)

Chen, Yi-Fan. (2015, Jan. 13) Statistical Getting Started with Latent Class Analysis (LCA) [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Latent class analysis is commonly used to find subtypes in data sets, and its use in behavioral and medical studies is increasing. We will examine the mechanism of this analysis and its distinction from other types, and demonstrate a simple example in R software.

View Dr. Chen's presentation. (PDF) 

MRC Chalk Talks are informal educational seminars about current methodological issues hosted by the IHRP Methodology Research Core. They are usually held on the second Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. Health researchers at all levels, including postdoctoral investigators and doctoral students designing their own studies, are invited.