Longitudinal Analysis Using MDS

  • Cody S. Ding


Discuss how to extend the MDS model for longitudinal data analysis in the context of growth mixture modeling. Scale values can be interpreted in terms of growth or change parameters. Posteriori profile probability is introduced to classify individuals into different growth/change profile types. An example of real data is provided to illustrate the idea.


Growth profile analysis Posteriori profile probability Person fit index 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cody S. Ding
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  1. 1.Department of Education Science and Professional ProgramUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Center for NeurodynamicsUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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