Playlist: Data Analysis

S4E09 Intensive Longitudinal Data: Be Careful What You Wish For

In today’s episode Greg and Patrick talk about that sweet spot between panel designs and time series designs, intensive longitudinal data, both the logistical and analytical challenges but more importantly its tremendous potential.  Along the way they also discuss camp fire face-plants, fear of horses, your spare eyelid, polishing your Nobel Prize, ripples in a pond, …

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S4E08 Missing Data: The New State Of The Art With Craig Enders

In this week’s episode Greg and Patrick get to explore modern methods for missing data analysis while belaboring quotes from Top Gun with their guest Craig Enders from the University of California at Los Angeles. Craig looks back over the past 20 years of developments in missing data analysis to discuss what has worked, what …

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S4E05 Moderated Nonlinear Factor Analysis: A Conversation with Dan Bauer

In this week’s episode Greg and Patrick spend a wonderful, if not at times awkward, hour talking with Dan Bauer about the genesis, application, and future directions of the what may be the world’s worst acronym: MNLFA, or moderated nonlinear factor analysis. Along the way they also discuss unsolicited help from teenagers, gold stars, acronyms, …

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S4E04 Partial Least Squares: Straight Outta Uppsala

In this week’s episode Patrick and Greg talk about partial least squares, a technique that resembles structural equation modeling but with a lot of flexibility, including but not limited to its ability to accommodate both reflective and formative constructs. Along the way they also mention dark Red Bubble, Sheeps Kin, snorting SEM, the Coors Light …

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S4E02 Underachievers, Overachievers, & Maximum Likelihood Estimation

This week Patrick and Greg talk about maximum likelihood estimation: what it is, where it comes from, how it works, what it can do, and what it can’t do. Along they way they also discuss tour-bombing your kid, licking the turtle, Van Halen and AC/DC, orange mustaches, brandy snifter pong, bus #27, Ronnie Fisher, why …

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S3E25: Fungible Parameter Estimates and Earthquake Waller

In this week’s episode Greg and Patrick discuss the sometimes terrifying issue of fungible weights in multiple regression and structural equation modeling in which selecting a trivially worse criterion of fit can often lead to radical changes in the corresponding parameter estimates. Along the way they also discuss competitive family Wordle, disambiguation, inflammability, perpitty, being …

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