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Multivariate Applications Series

Series Editor: Lisa L. Harlow

This series of books offers highly accessible and widely applicable methodological topics that have broad appeal and are written in easy-to understand language. Sponsored by the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology http://www.smep.org/, it welcomes methodological applications from a variety of disciplines, such as psychology, public health, sociology, education, and business. Authored or edited volumes should feature one of several approaches:

  1. the application of a variety of multivariate methods to a single, major area of research;
  2. a methodological procedure or framework that could be applied to a variety of research areas; or
  3. a variety of perspectives on a controversial topic of interest to applied researchers.

Interested persons should e-mail: Lisa L. Harlow at LHarlow@uri.edu.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 22 results in Multivariate Applications Series
  1. Handbook of Item Response Theory Modeling

    Applications to Typical Performance Assessment

    Edited by Steven P. Reise, Dennis A. Revicki

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    Item response theory (IRT) has moved beyond the confines of educational measurement into assessment domains such as personality, psychopathology, and patient-reported outcomes. Classic and emerging IRT methods and applications that are revolutionizing psychological measurement, particularly for...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Longitudinal Analysis

    Modeling Within-Person Fluctuation and Change

    By Lesa Hoffman

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    Longitudinal Analysis provides an accessible, application-oriented treatment of introductory and advanced linear models for within-person fluctuation and change. Organized by research design and data type, the text uses in-depth examples to provide a complete description of the model-building...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Structural Equation Modeling With Lisrel, Prelis, and Simplis

    Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming

    By Barbara M. Byrne

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    This book illustrates the ease with which various features of LISREL 8 and PRELIS 2 can be implemented in addressing research questions that lend themselves to SEM. Its purpose is threefold: (a) to present a nonmathmatical introduction to basic concepts associated with SEM, (b) to demonstrate basic...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Psychology Press

  4. Modeling Intraindividual Variability With Repeated Measures Data

    Methods and Applications

    Edited by Scott L. Hershberger, D.S. Moskowitz

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    This book examines how individuals behave across time and to what degree that behavior changes, fluctuates, or remains stable. It features the most current methods on modeling repeated measures data as reported by a distinguished group of experts in the field. The goal is to make the latest...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Psychology Press

  5. The Essence of Multivariate Thinking

    Basic Themes and Methods, 2nd Edition

    By Lisa L. Harlow

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    By focusing on underlying themes, this book helps readers better understand the connections between multivariate methods. For each method the author highlights: the similarities and differences between the methods, when they are used and the questions they address, the key assumptions and...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Contemporary Psychometrics

    Edited by Albert Maydeu-Olivares, John J. McArdle

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    Contemporary Psychometrics features cutting edge chapters organized in four sections: test theory, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, and multivariate analysis. The section on test theory includes topics such as multidimensional item response theory (IRT), the relationship between IRT...

    Published May 1st 2013 by Psychology Press

  7. Frontiers of Test Validity Theory

    Measurement, Causation, and Meaning

    By Keith A. Markus, Denny Borsboom

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    This book examines test validity in the behavioral, social, and educational sciences by exploring three fundamental problems: measurement, causation and meaning. Psychometric and philosophical perspectives receive attention along with unresolved issues. The authors explore how measurement is...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Structural Equation Modeling with Mplus

    Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming

    By Barbara M. Byrne

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    Modeled after Barbara Byrne’s other best-selling structural equation modeling (SEM) books, this practical guide reviews the basic concepts and applications of SEM using Mplus Versions 5 & 6. The author reviews SEM applications based on actual data taken from her own research. Using...

    Published July 21st 2011 by Routledge

  9. Understanding The New Statistics

    Effect Sizes, Confidence Intervals, and Meta-Analysis

    By Geoff Cumming

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    This is the first book to introduce the new statistics - effect sizes, confidence intervals, and meta-analysis - in an accessible way. It is chock full of practical examples and tips on how to analyze and report research results using these techniques. The book is invaluable to readers interested...

    Published July 14th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Longitudinal Data Analysis

    A Practical Guide for Researchers in Aging, Health, and Social Sciences

    Edited by Jason Newsom, Richard N. Jones, Scott M. Hofer

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    This book provides accessible treatment to state-of-the-art approaches to analyzing longitudinal studies. Comprehensive coverage of the most popular analysis tools allows readers to pick and choose the techniques that best fit their research. The analyses are illustrated with examples from major...

    Published July 12th 2011 by Routledge