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Latent class membership

Hello, I am struggling with finding information in the Lighthouse Studio help menu using layman's terms to describe what the software is doing/looking for when creating membership buckets using latent class. Is there a (relatively) simplified description of this available?

asked Nov 16, 2018 by WTW_cal Bronze (1,595 points)

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If you are familiar with k-means clustering, it's kind of like that but instead of your centroids being something like an average and measuring distance from the centroid, it's more like your centroids are a set of utilities and someone fits into a group based on how well the group utilities fit their choices.  Send an e-mail to brian at sawtoothsoftware.com and I can send you a few slides from our workshop that might help visualize what's going on.
answered Nov 19, 2018 by Brian McEwan Platinum Sawtooth Software, Inc. (53,265 points)