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Using Person-Centered Statistical Approaches to Understand the Latent Structure of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

Friday 18 October, 2019

Time: 1200 Eastern / 0900 Pacific

In this webinar, Drs. Tracy Witte, Jill Holm-Denoma, and Nicholas Allan will provide an overview of why it is important to have an accurate understanding of the latent structure of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, using person-centered statistical approaches. In particular, they will focus on the clinical and research implications of categorical versus dimensional structure. Next, they will describe two different statistical approaches to identifying the latent structure of a construct (i.e. taxometric analysis and factor mixture modeling), which will include a discussion of the pros and cons of each approach. Finally, they will conclude by discussing future directions for person-centered statistical investigations of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

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