Chapter 4. Nonlinear Trajectories and the Coding of Time

  1. Kenneth A. Bollen1 and
  2. Patrick J. Curran2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0471746096.ch4

Latent Curve Models: A Structural Equation Perspective

Latent Curve Models: A Structural Equation Perspective

How to Cite

Bollen, K. A. and Curran, P. J. (2005) Nonlinear Trajectories and the Coding of Time, in Latent Curve Models: A Structural Equation Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471746096.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of North Carolina, Department of Sociology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

  2. 2

    University of North Carolina, Department of Psychology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2006
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471455929

Online ISBN: 9780471746096

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Keywords:

  • polynomial trajectories;
  • instantaneous rate of change;
  • freed-loading model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Modeling Nonlinear Functions of Time

  • Nonlinear Curve Fitting: Estimated Factor Loadings

  • Piecewise Linear Trajectory Models

  • Alternative Parametric Functions

  • Linear Transformations of the Metric of Time

  • Conclusions

  • Appendix 4A: Identification of Quadratic and Piecewise Latent Curve Models