## Current Topics in the Theory and Application of Latent Variable ModelsThis book presents recent developments in the theory and application of latent variable models (LVMs) by some of the most prominent researchers in the field. Topics covered involve a range of LVM frameworks including item response theory, structural equation modeling, factor analysis, and latent curve modeling, as well as various non-standard data structures and innovative applications. This book appeals to researchers and graduate students interested in the theory and application of latent variable models. As such, it serves as a supplementary reading in graduate level courses on latent variable models. Prerequisites include basic knowledge of latent variable models. |

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### Contents

Chapter 1 Complexity and Meaning in Latent Variable Modeling
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Complexities in Latent Variable Modeling | 9 |

Drawing Meaning From Latent Variable Models | 163 |

Author Index | 267 |

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