James A. Bovaird
Date of this Version
Nord, J. (2017). Latent interaction modeling with planned missing data designs. Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Planned missing data (PMD) designs allow researchers to collect additional data under time constraints, which likely occur in educational research settings. The imposed missing data patterns, however, can hamper the efficiency of statistical models that are of interest to substantive researchers. Typically, PMD designs result in a modest power deficiency; however, this tenet has not been extended to latent interaction models. Such models are of increasing importance as researchers investigate moderated relationships involving continuous latent variables. Monte Carlo simulations were used to assess the efficacy of various latent interaction estimation methods under PMD designs.
Advisor: James A. Bovaird