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A mixture model for longitudinal partially ranked data

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods
Issue number4
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)722–734
Early online date27/01/14
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper discusses the use of mixture models in the analysis of longitudinal partially ranked data, where respondents, for example, choose only the preferred and second preferred out of a set of items. To model such data we convert it to a set of paired comparisons. Covariates can be incorporated into the model. We use a nonparametric mixture to account for unmeasured variability in individuals over time. The resulting multivalued mass points can be interpreted as latent classes of the items. The work is illustrated by two questions on (post)materialism in three sweeps
of the British Household Panel Survey

Bibliographic note

This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in A Mixture Model for Longitudinal Partially Ranked Data
Brian Francisa, Regina Dittrich, Reinhold Hatzinger //////