Teachers’ Corner Instructional Resources

Teachers' Corner: Materials for graduate-level coursesTeachers’ Corners on LCA, LTA, TVEM, and MOST provide resources for instructors who want to incorporate instruction on innovative methods into their teaching. Teachers’ Corners are designed to make comprehending and teaching a method as easy as possible. Contents may include

  • PowerPoint presentations,
  • introductory articles for instructors,
  • sample exercises, and
  • reading lists for students.

These resources are designed to be used by instructors, but researchers and graduate students could also use them to introduce the methods to themselves.

LCA Teachers’ Corner

Latent class analysis (LCA) identifies unobservable subgroups within a population. LCA can provide data to tailor interventions to target the subgroups that will benefit most.

Download LCA Teachers’ Corner materials

Contents

  1. Document explaining the contents of the download
  2. Two introductory articles
  3. Recommended reading list
  4. PowerPoint slides for introductory lecture
  5. Sample SAS exercise files including a) an explanation of the data for students, b) annotated SAS output for instructors, c) a SAS file for students and, d) a SAS file for instructors.

LTA Teachers’ Corner

Latent transition analysis (LTA) is an extension of LCA that uses longitudinal data to identify movement between the subgroups over time. We recommend using the LCA Teachers’ Corner before the LTA Teachers’ Corner.

Download the LTA Teachers’ Corner materials

Contents

  1. Document explaining the contents of the download
  2. Two introductory articles
  3. Recommended reading list
  4. PowerPoint slides for introductory lecture
  5. Sample exercise files including a) an explanation of the SAS exercise for students, b) annotated SAS output for instructors, c) a SAS file for students, d) a SAS file of solutions for instructors, e) an explanation of the exercise in Mplus, f) a text file containing data for the Mplus exercise, g) an Mplus input file for students, and h) the Mplus solution for instructors.

 

Last updated: May 5, 2020

image of sample TVEM plotTVEM Teachers’ Corner

Time-varying effect modeling (TVEM) is an extension of linear regression that allows scientists to understand the way associations between variables change over time.

Download TVEM Teachers’ Corner materials

Contents

  1. Read Me text file
  2. Two introductory articles
  3. Recommended reading list
  4. PowerPoint slides for introductory lecture
  5. Sample SAS exercise files including a) a codebook of the data for students, b) a document explaining the exercise, c) an instructor’s document including output, d) and the practice SAS data set.

MOST Teachers’ Corner

The multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) is a framework for the development, optimization, and evaluation of behavioral, biobehavioral, and biomedical interventions.

Download MOST Teachers’ Corner materials

Contents

  1. PowerPoint slides for introductory lecture
  2. Notes on the slideshow and recommended readings