Research interests in quantitative methodology and family studies. Quantitative interests is in structural equation modeling. Current focus is on missing values & growth curve modeling. Family study interest is in family processes that influence the well-being of family members. Most work is intergenerational. Current project focuses on incarcerated fathers reintroduction to their families.
Discovering Structural Equation Modeling Using Stata, by Alan Acock Published April 1, 2013, successfully introduces both the statistical principles involved in structural equation modeling (SEM) and the use of Stata to fit these models. The book uses an application-based approach to teaching SEM. Acock demonstrates how to fit a wide variety of models that fall within the SEM framework and provides datasets that enable the reader to follow along with each example.