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Can i do a latent class segmentation for the below situation?

my  research is on determining the background factors which affects students higher education.the  variables are like parents working sector, monthly income,gender ,school of the student,  like wise......i want to do a variable reduction and cluster similar type of variables.can i do it by latent class segmentation...
asked Apr 18, 2012 by anonymous

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If you are thinking of a regression, or similar, to predict level of higher education reached, then yes you can, unless I am misunderstanding what you are asking [which is always possible :-) ]

But what tends to happen (in my experience, anyway, using the Q software - whether this also happens with Latent Gold I have no idea) is that the segments found using Latent Class sometimes differ more on the constant term in the regression, and less on the coefficients.
answered Apr 18, 2012 by scottmac99 (300 points)