Bayesian Analysis of Linear and Nonlinear Latent Variable Models with Fixed Covariate and Ordered Categorical Data

Thanoon Y. Thanoon, Robiah Adnan, Seyed Ehsan Saffari
2016 Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operation Research  
In this paper, ordered categorical variables are used to compare between linear with covariate and nonlinear interactions of covariates and latent variables in Bayesian structural equation models. Gibbs sampling method is applied for estimation and model comparison. Hidden continuous normal distribution (censored normal distribution) is used to handle the problem of ordered categorical data. Statistical inferences, which involve estimation of parameters and their standard deviations, and
more » ... ls analyses for testing the selected model, are discussed. The proposed procedure is illustrated by a real data. Analyses are done by using OpenBUGS program.
doi:10.18187/pjsor.v12i1.952 fatcat:bozq3kn2kjdw5fpd7s7onmxvue