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Workshop on Latent Variable Models and Survey Data
for Social and Health Sciences Research

May 4-6, 2005

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Registration (Lobby) and
Coffee (Room 1221)
Chair: M. Thompson
08:45 - 09:15
Introduction (F. Lalonde, J. Stafford, C. Skinner)
09:15 - 10:30
A. Skrondal and S. Rabe-Hesketh
"Generalized latent variable modeling"
10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break (Room 1221)
10:45 - 12:00
A. Skrondal and S. Rabe-Hesketh
"Generalized latent variable modeling"
Chair: M. Thompson
13:45 - 14:45
A. Skrondal and S. Rabe-Hesketh
"Generalized latent variable modeling"
14:45 - 15:15
Coffee Break (Room 1221)
Chair: R. Ma
15:15 - 16:45
Mixed and multilevel models and complex surveys
M. Kovacevic and R.Huang
"Fitting the Linear Mixed Models From Survey Data"
K. Chantala and C. Suchindran
"Adjusting for Unequal Selection Probability in
Multilevel Models: A Comparison of Software Packages
A. Skrondal and S. Rabe-Hesketh
"Pseudo maximum likelihood estimation of multilevel generalized linear models"
Chair: M. Thompson
16:45 - 17:30
Working group reports
(K.Bollen, C. Skinner, B. Meekin)
Reception and Poster Session (Room 6245)
M.C. Brault
Behavioral Predictors of Childhood
Methylphenidate Use From 4 to 11 Years in a
General Population Sample
A. Davies
"Bayesian item response theory"
S. Kolenikov
"The properties of repeated clustered sampling
M. Paterson
"A model of mental health of Canadian older adults"

Thursday, May 5

Chair: J. Stafford
09:00 - 10:30
Overview Session
K. Bollen
"Overview of LVMSS program and outcomes"
C. Skinner
"The Use of Survey Weights in Multilevel Modelling: An Overview"
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break (Room 1221)
Chair: M. Kovacecic
10:45 - 12:15
Mplus and complex surveys
B. Muthen and T. Asparouhov
"Survey Data Modeling With Mplus"
Chair: Z. Wang
13:45 - 15:15
Structural Equation Models
S. Christ
"Inference in Structural Equation Modeling using
Samples with Unequal Probabilities of Selection and Misspecified Models
G. Roberts and M. Kovacevic
"Structural Equation Modeling with Statistics
Canada's Survey Data
A. Skrondal and S. Rabe-Hesketh
"Multilevel latent growth modeling with latent-trait-dependent dropout: A cluster randomized sex education intervention"
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break (Room 1221)
Chair: C. Wu
15:30 - 17:00
Longitudinal data and causal models in complex surveys
J. N. K. Rao
"MCMC methods for correlated binary data"
A. Sacker, P. McDonough, R.D. Wiggins and M. Bartley
"Employment and self-rated health trajectories in
the UK and the US: a comparative study
H. Ariizumi
"Effects of unemployment on health status in the
Friday, May 6

Chair: G. Roberts
09:00 - 10:30
R.D. Wiggins
"The development and assessment of a quality of life measure (CASP-19) in the contex of research on
A.C. Carle
"Data quality and nonsampling error in the American Community Survey across individuals living in linguistically isolated and non-linguistically isolated households: a latent variable model assessment"
J. Olsen
"Statistical Models for Surveys and Other Studies of
Small Groups
10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break (Room 1221)
Chair: I. Lu
10:45 - 12:00
Item Response Theory and Complex Surveys
A. Cyr
"IRT modeling for latent variable in complex surveys"
Chair: C. Skinner
12:00 - 12:30