Usually, we only refer to workshops inside Europe. However, today we like to inform about a workshop taking place at Arizona State University. This workshop is organzied by our dear colleague Christian Geiser.
Date: April 22-23, 2011
Location: Arizona State University (http://www.asu.edu/uts/m_scob.htm)
Course outline: Detailed information
It seems to me that latent class analysis (LCA) more and more displaces the use of cluster analysis. Anyone who suffers from interpreting some kind of elbow diagram may join Christian’s workshop. Put differently, I think that LCA has a lot more to offer in terms of goodness-of-fit assessment than classical cluster analysis. Anyway, I am still waiting to read a paper that explicitly addresses model similarities and differences between the LCA and the model based cluster analysis approach.