Quantitative Analysis of Group Data: Multilevel Latent Variable Models

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Multilevel approaches are generally well suited to group communication because what people say and do in groups is a function of intra- and transindividual mechanisms. This chapter first provides a brief overview of group research as a multilevel problem and then describes more modern approaches to modeling nested data using latent variable models, including multilevel structural equation modeling and latent class analysis. The chapter concludes by addressing conceptual opportunities provided by multilevel latent modeling approaches to group communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Emerald Handbook of Group and Team Communication Research
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781800435001
ISBN (Print)9781800435018
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Covariance
  • Invariance
  • Methodological design
  • Multilevel structural equation modeling
  • Nested data
  • Quantitative analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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