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Linear Panel Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124057500, 9781483297828

Linear Panel Analysis

1st Edition

Models of Quantitative Change

Author: Ronald C. Kessler
eBook ISBN: 9781483297828
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 1981
Page Count: 203
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Linear Panel Analysis: Models of Quantitative Change focuses on the use of linear models in the analysis of change data measured on a sample of individuals over multiple time points. This book is organized into 12 chapters. After a general introduction to change analysis in Chapter 1, some basic algebraic results on change scores are presented in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 constructs and analyzes structural equation models for studying the causes of change, while Chapter 4 outlines several ways of simply describing change in groups. The uses and abuses of cross-lagged panel correlations are discussed in Chapter 5. Chapters 6 to 10 deal with a variety of special topics that arise in panel analysis. The alternatives to the analysis of over-time data for a set of individuals are described in Chapter 11. The last chapter is devoted to the practical aspects of designing and carrying out the data collection phase of a panel study. This publication is intended for social scientists who work with change data.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

Methods for Analyzing Change

The Historical Development of Panel Analysis Methods

Linear Models for Analyzing Panel Data

2. The Algebra of Change

Stability and Change

Change as a Determinant of Time 2 Status

An Illustration: The Stability of Alienation

Appendix A: An Analytic Investigation of the Stability Coefficient

Appendix B: Brief Introduction to LISREL

3. The Causal Analysis of Change

Causality in Cross-Sectional Analysis

A General Two-Wave, Two-Variable Model

Fixing Values of Parameters

Constraining Associations with Control Variables

Consistency Constraints in Multiwave Models

Appendix: Approach to Equilibrium in Two-Variable, Two-Wave Panel Models

4. The Components of Change

The Decomposition of Change

Change in Political Democracy

Structural Change

The Structure of Black and White Mobility

Structural and Exchange Components of Change

5. Cross-Lagged Panel Correlations


CLPC as a Tool for Causal Analysis

CLPC as a Test for Spuriousness

CLPC as a Control for Spuriousness

The Comparison of Contending Model

Appendix: CLPC as a Test for Spuriousness

6. Separating the Effects of Position and Change

Fixing Values of Parameters

Constraining Relative Magnitudes of Parameters

Elaborating the Causal Model

Nonlinear Consistency Models

Appendix: The Transformation and Interpretation of Nonlinear Models

7. Serially Correlated Errors

Sources of Serial Correlation

Strategies for Dealing with Serially Correlated Errors

8. Initial Model Specification

The General Approach

Theoretical Correlograms

Basic Patterns of Correlograms

Diagnostic Implications

Extension to More Complex Models

Appendix: The Analytical Properties of the Correlogram


9. Sensitivity Analysis

The Two-Wave, Two-Variable Model Revisited

Incorrect Casual Lag

10. Measurement Error

Measurement Error in Regression Analysis

Measurement Error in Panel Models

Measurement Error Models

Overview of Results

11. Alternative Approaches

Pooling Methods

Differential Equations

12. Design Considerations

Designing a Panel Study

The Follow-Back Panel

Measurement Intervals

Number of Waves

Panel Attrition


Subject Index


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