A latent markov model for the analysis of longitudinal data collected in continuous time: States, durations, and transitions

Ulf Böckenholt*

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Abstract

Markov models provide a general framework for analyzing and interpreting time dependencies in psychological applications. Recent work extended Markov models to the case of latent states because frequently psychological states are not directly observable and subject to measurement error. This article presents a further generalization of latent Markov models to allow for the analysis of rating data that are collected at arbitrary points in time. This extension offers new ways of investigating change processes by focusing explicitly on the durations that are spent in latent states. In an experience sampling application the author shows that such duration analyses can provide valuable insights about Chronometric features of emotions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-83
Number of pages19
JournalPsychological Methods
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

Keywords

  • Item response theory
  • Latent markov model
  • Stochastic processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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