Katy Pearce posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 8:20 pm
I have large datasets (same variables) over many years (nationally representative). I've done SEM models for each year, but I'd like to test for statistically significant NATIONAL growth over the years.
The SEM model is fairly simple with a latent variable for SES (3 continuous variables) that predicts binary yes/no ownership of technologies as well as skill (continuous).
I think that doing this with latent growth modeling makes sense, but as the cases (individuals) are not constant over the years, maybe it doesn't.