New Learning Resource for Latent Class Analysis

June 25, 2020:

Blank LCA diagram: an oval represents the latent construct. 4 arrows point from the oval to rectangles that represent the manifest variables that are used to measure the latent construct.Our newest resource helps researchers teach themselves latent class analysis. LCA allows researchers to identify unobservable, or latent, subgroups within a population. The LCA Learning Path is designed to allow SAS users to efficiently teach themselves how to plan, run, and interpret an LCA in PROC LCA for SAS.

The Learning Path allows users to select from a variety of educational resources including videos, presentation slides, web pages, and hands-on SAS exercises. This format allows researchers to access the specific content they need in the format they desire to develop their skills as quickly as possible. Content is divided into the following sections:

  • conceptual introduction,
  • detailed introduction,
  • LCA and latent transition analysis (LTA) software,
  • LCA with a grouping variable,
  • LCA with covariates, and
  • LTA.

We hope this will be a valuable tool for students and teachers alike. We also offer a TVEM Learning Path that uses a similar format.

Open the LCA Learning Path.

Video: Two-Hour Webinar on Latent Class Analysis (LCA)

March 19, 2019:


Thanks to all who participated in our 1 & 1 workshop on latent class analysis (LCA). This is a video of the webinar that Methodology Center Associate Director Bethany Bray presented on Thursday, February 26, 2019. The video includes both the one-hour presentation and the one-hour question-and-answer session that followed. This recording is a great way to learn the basics of LCA or to use as a refresher.

Download the presentation slides.

Watch the video on YouTube.