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Multivariate Applications in Substance Use Research : New Methods for New Questions - Jennifer S. Rose

Multivariate Applications in Substance Use Research

New Methods for New Questions

By: Jennifer S. Rose (Editor), Laurie Chassin (Editor), Clark C. Presson (Editor), Steven J. Sherman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780805829426
Number Of Pages: 360

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This edited volume introduces the latest advances in quantitative methods and illustrates ways to apply these methods to important questions in substance use research. The goal is to provide a forum for dialogue between methodologists developing innovative multivariate statistical methods and substance use researchers who have produced rich data sets.

Reflecting current research trends, the book examines the use of longitudinal techniques to measure processes of change over time. Researchers faced with the task of studying the causes, course, treatment, and prevention of substance use and abuse will find this volume helpful for applying these techniques to make optimal use of their data.

This innovative volume:


  • introduces the use of latent curve methods for describing individual trajectories of adolescent substance use over time;

  • explores methods for analyzing longitudinal data for individuals nested within groups, such as families, classrooms, and treatment groups;

  • demonstrates how different patterns of missing data influence the interpretation of results;

  • reports on some recent advances in longitudinal growth modeling;

  • illustrates methods to assess mediation when there are multiple mediating pathways underlying an intervention effect;

  • describes methods to identify moderating relations in structural equation models;

  • demonstrates the use of structural equation models to evaluate a preventive intervention;

  • applies epidemic modeling techniques to understand the spread of substance use in society;

  • illustrates the use of latent transition analysis to model substance use as a series of stages; and

  • applies logistic regression to prospectively predict smoking cessation.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
A Latent Curve Framework for the Study of Developmental Trajectories in Adolescent Substance Usep. 1
Conclusionsp. 33
p. 35
p. 35
p. 36
p. 37
p. 38
Acknowledgmentsp. 39
Referencesp. 39
Longitudinal Data on Families: Growth Modeling Alternativesp. 43
Acknowledgmentp. 77
Referencesp. 77
The Natural History of Smoking: A Pattern-Mixture Random-Effects Regression Modelp. 79
Acknowledgmentsp. 107
Acknowledgmentsp. 108
Acknowledgmentsp. 110
Methodological Issues in Random Coefficient Growth Modeling Using a Latent Variable Framework: Applications to the Development of Heavy Drinking Ages 18-37p. 113
Acknowledgmentsp. 139
Referencesp. 139
Contrasts in Multiple Mediator Modelsp. 141
Referencesp. 158
Acknowledgementp. 158
Estimation and Equivalent Models for Quadratic and Interactive Latent Variable Modelsp. 161
Summaryp. 197
Referencesp. 201
Notesp. 201
Evaluation of D.A.R.E. (drug Abuse Resistance Education) with Latent Variables in the Context of a Solomon Four Group Designp. 203
Referencesp. 230
Epidemics of Smoking: Modeling Tobacco Use Among Adolescentsp. 233
Referencesp. 257
Using Latent Transition Analysis to Examine the Relationship Between Perceived Parental Permissiveness and the Onset of Substance Usep. 259
Referencesp. 287
Prospective Predictors of Smoking Cessation: A Logistic Regression Applicationp. 289
Referencesp. 316
Summary and Future Directionsp. 319
Referencesp. 327
Author Indexp. 329
Subject Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780805829426
ISBN-10: 0805829423
Series: Multivariate Applications Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1