ERIC Number: ED173205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Final Report for Dynamic Models for Causal Analysis of Panel Data. Models for Change in Quantitative Variables, Part I Deterministic Models. Part II, Chapter 3.
Hannan, Michael T.
This document is part of a series of chapters described in SO 011 759. Addressing the question of effective models to measure change and the change process, the author suggests that linear structural equation systems may be viewed as steady state outcomes of continuous-change models and have rich sociological grounding. Two interpretations of the models are reviewed: negative feedback and partial adjustment. In seeking to strengthen the relationship between structural equation methods and continuous-time dynamic analysis and to provide an integrated treatment of qualitative and quantitative outcomes, the author discusses six issues. The questions of deterministic or stochastic models, linear models for rates of change, time paths of change (integral equations), linear systems, and comparisons of linear systems with some widely used alternative models are examined. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 759-772