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An Overview of the Autoregressive Latent Trajectory (ALT) Model

Citation

Bollen, Kenneth A. & Zimmer, Catherine R. (2010). An Overview of the Autoregressive Latent Trajectory (ALT) Model.. van Montfort, Kees; Oud, Johan H. L.; & Satorra, Albert (Eds.) (pp. 153-176). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Abstract

Autoregressive cross-lagged models and latent growth curve models are frequently applied to longitudinal or panel data. Though often presented as distinct and sometimes competing methods, the Autoregressive Latent Trajectory (ALT) model (Bollen and Curran, 2004) combines the primary features of each into a single model. This chapter: (1) presents the ALT model, (2) describes the situations when this model is appropriate, (3) provides an empirical example of the ALT model, and (4) gives the reader the input and output from an ALT model run on the empirical example. It concludes with a discussion of the limitations and extensions of the ALT model. Our focus is on repeated measures of continuous variables.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11760-2_5

Reference Type

Book Section

Year Published

2010

Author(s)

Bollen, Kenneth A.
Zimmer, Catherine R.