Dependent Data in Social Sciences Research

Forms, Issues, and Methods of Analysis

  • Mark Stemmler
  • Alexander von Eye
  • Wolfgang Wiedermann
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Growth Curve Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Ghisletta, Eva Cantoni, Nadège Jacot
      Pages 47-66
    3. Jost Reinecke, Maike Meyer, Klaus Boers
      Pages 67-89
  3. Directional Dependence in Regression Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Alexander von Eye, Wolfgang Wiedermann, Ingrid Koller
      Pages 127-148
  4. Dyadic Data Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Rainer W. Alexandrowicz
      Pages 173-202
  5. Item-Response-Modeling

  6. Other Methods for the Analyses of Dependent Data

About these proceedings


This volume presents contributions on handling data in which the postulate of independence in the data matrix is violated. When this postulate is violated and when the methods assuming independence are still applied, the estimated parameters are likely to be biased, and statistical decisions are very likely to be incorrect. Problems associated with dependence in data have been known for a long time, and led to the development of tailored methods for the analysis of dependent data in various areas of statistical analysis. These methods include, for example, methods for the analysis of longitudinal data, corrections for dependency, and corrections for degrees of freedom. This volume contains the following five sections: growth curve modeling, directional dependence, dyadic data modeling, item response modeling (IRT), and other methods for the analysis of dependent data (e.g., approaches for modeling cross-section dependence, multidimensional scaling techniques, and mixed models). Researchers and graduate students in the social and behavioral sciences, education, econometrics, and medicine will find this up-to-date overview of modern statistical approaches for dealing with problems related to dependent data particularly useful.


analysis of longitudinal panel count data close proximity data clustered or paired data corrections for dependency dependent data directional dependence dyadic data modeling growth curve modeling item response modeling psychometrics statistical analysis for dependence in data

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Stemmler
    • 1
  • Alexander von Eye
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Wiedermann
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology,College of Education University Of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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