A comprehensive resource for analyzing a variety of categorical data, this book emphasizes the application of many recent advances of longitudinal categorical statistical methods. Each chapter provides basic methodology, helpful applications, examples using data from all fields of the social sciences, computer tutorials, and exercises. Written for social scientists and students, no advanced mathematical training is required. Step-by-step command files are given for both the CDAS and the SPSS software programs.
Contents: Preface. Describing Categorical Variables. Log-Linear Modeling. Log-Linear Models for Repeated Observations. Chi-Square Partitioning Models. Prediction Analysis. Configural Frequency Analysis of Repeated Observations.