Moustaki, Irini


Professor Irini Moustaki  

Department

Position held

Department of Statistics

Professor in Social Statistics

Experience keywords:

categorical data; item response theory; outliers, goodness-of-fit testing, composite estimation methods.; structural equation models, missing values; latent variable models

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My work is on the development of methodology and applications in the areas of education, psychology, behavioural sciences, cross-national studies, and epidemiological studies related to rare diseases.

In particular, I work in the areas of latent variable modelling and structural equation modelling with emphasis on the analysis of categorical and mixed type data, treatment of missing values and drop-out in longitudinal studies, advanced estimation methods such as robust estimation and composite likelihood estimation, detection of outliers, goodness-of-fit tests, and non-linear effects.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy

Languages:

Greek [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7107 5172

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Vasdekis, Vassilis G. S. and Rizopoulos, Dimitris and Moustaki, Irini (2014) Weighted pairwise likelihood estimation for a general class of random effects models Biostatistics, 15 (4). 677-689. ISSN 1465-4644

Vitoratou, Silia and Ntzoufras, Ioannis and Moustaki, Irini (2014) Marginal likelihood estimation from the Metropolis output: tips and tricks for efficient implementation in generalized linear latent variable models Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 84 (10). 2091-2105. ISSN 0094-9655

Moustaki, Irini and Knott, Martin (2014) Latent variable models that account for atypical responses Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 63 (2). 343-360. ISSN 0035-9254

Vitoratou, Silia and Ntzoufras, Ioannis and Moustaki, Irini (2014) Explaining the behavior of joint and marginal Monte Carlo estimators in latent variable models with independence assumptions Statistics and Computing. ISSN 0960-3174

2013

Koukounari, Artemis and Moustaki, Irini and Grassly, Nicholas C. and Blake, Isobel M. and Basanez, Maria-Gloria and Gambhir, Manoj and Mabey, David and Bailey, Robin L. and Burton, Matthew J. and Solomon, Anthony W. and Donnelly, Christl A. (2013) Using a nonparametric multilevel latent Markov model to evaluate diagnostics for trachoma American Journal of Epidemiology, 177 (9). 913-922. ISSN 0002-9262

Anagnostopoulos, Fotios and Yfantopoulos, John and Moustaki, Irini and Niakas, Dimitris (2013) Psychometric and factor analytic evaluation of the 15D health-related quality of life instrument: the case of Greece Quality of Life Research, 22 (8). 1973-1986. ISSN 0962-9343

Koukounari, Artemis and Donnelly, Christl A. and Moustaki, Irini and Tukahebwa, Edridah M. and Kabatereine, Narcis B. and Wilson, Shona and Webster, Joanne P. and Deelder, André M. and Vennervald, Birgitte J. and van Dam, Govert J. (2013) A latent Markov modelling approach to the evaluation of circulating cathodic antigen strips for schistosomiasis diagnosis pre- and post-praziquantel treatment in Uganda PLOS Computational Biology, 9 (12). e1003402. ISSN 1553-7358

2012

Vasdekis, Vassilis G. S. and Cagnone, Silvia and Moustaki, Irini (2012) A composite likelihood inference in latent variable models for ordinal longitudinal responses Psychometrika, 77 (3). 425-441. ISSN 0033-3123

Emery, Aidan and Ibironke, Olufunmilola and Koukounari, Artemis and Asaolu, Samuel and Moustaki, Irini and Shiff, Clive (2012) Validation of a new test for schistosoma haematobium based on detection of dra1 DNA fragments in urine: evaluation through latent class analysis PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6 (1). e1464. ISSN 1935-2735

Katsikatsou, Myrsini and Moustaki, Irini and Yang-Wallentin, Fan and Jöreskog, Karl G. (2012) Pairwise likelihood estimation for factor analysis models with ordinal data Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 56 (12). 4243-4258. ISSN 0167-9473

2011

Bartholomew, David J. and Knott, Martin and Moustaki, Irini (2011) Latent variable models and factor analysis: a unified approach 3rd, John Wiley & Sons, London, UK. ISBN 9780470971925

2009

Cagnone, Silvia and Moustaki, Irini and Vasdekis, Vassilis (2009) Latent variable models for multivariate longitudinal ordinal responses British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 62 (2). 401-415. ISSN 0007-1102

Mavridis, Dimitris and Moustaki, Irini (2009) The forward search algorithm for detecting aberrant response patterns in factor analysis for binary data Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 18 (4). 1016-1034. ISSN 1061-8600

2008

Rizopoulos, Dimitris and Moustaki, Irini (2008) Generalized latent variables models with non-linear effects British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 61 (2). 415-438. ISSN 0007-1102

Mavridis, Dimitris and Moustaki, Irini (2008) Detecting outliers in factor analysis using the forward search algorithm Multivariate Behavioral Research, 43 (3). 453-475. ISSN 1532-7906

Bartholomew, David J. and Steele, Fiona and Galbraith, J and Moustaki, Irini (2008) Analysis of multivariate social science data Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Scie. 2nd, CRC Press, London. ISBN 9781584889601

2007

Tsonaka, R and Moustaki, I (2007) Parameter constraints in generalized linear latent variable models Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 51 (9). 4164-4177. ISSN 0167-9473

Bock, R. Darrell and Moustaki, Irini (2007) Item response theory in a general framework In: Rao, C. R. and Sinharay, Sandip, (eds.) Handbook of Statistics, Volume 26: Psychometrics. North-Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 469-514. ISBN 9780444521033

Moustaki, Irini (2007) Factor analysis and latent structure of categorical and metric data In: Cudeck, R and MacCallum, R. C., (eds.) Factor Analysis at 100: Historical Developments and Future Directions. Erlbaum, Philadelphia, USA, 293-314. ISBN 9780805862126

Mavridis, D and Moustaki, Irini and Knott, Martin (2007) Goodness-of-fit measures for latent variable models for binary data In: Lee, Sik-Yum, (ed.) Handbook for Latent Variable and Related Models. Handbook of computing and statistics with applications (Vol. 1). Elsevier BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 135-162. ISBN 9780444520449

2006

Moustaki, I and Victoria-Feser, M. P (2006) Bounded-influence robust estimation in generalized linear latent variable models Journal of the American Statistical Association, 104 (474). 644-653. ISSN 0162-1459

2005

Moustaki, Irini and Knott, Martin (2005) Computational aspects of the E-M and Bayesian estimation in latent variable models In: Andries van der Ark, L and Croon, Marcel A and Sijtsma, Klaas, (eds.) New Developments in Categorical Data Analysis for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Quantitative methodology series. Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwah, U.S., 103-124. ISBN 0805847286

Moustaki, Irini and Steele, Fiona (2005) Latent variable models for mixed categorical and survival responses with an application to fertility preferences and family planning in Bangladesh Statistical Modelling, 5 (4). 327-342. ISSN 1471-082X

2004

Moustaki, Irini and Joreskog, K and Mavridis, D (2004) Factor models for ordinal variables with covariate effects on the manifest and latent variables: a comparison of LISREL and IRT approaches Structural Equation Modelling, 11 (4). 487-513. ISSN 1532-8007

Moustaki, Irini and Papageorgiou, Ioulia (2004) Latent class models for mixed outcomes with applications in archaeometry Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 48 (3). 659-675. ISSN 0167-9473

2003

Marcoulides, George A. and Moustaki, Irini, eds (2003) Latent variable and latent structure models Quantitative methodology series. Lawrence Earlbaum Publishers, Mahwah, U.S.. ISBN 080584046X

Moustaki, Irini (2003) Latent variable models with covariates In: Kevork, Kōnst Ēl and Tzōrtzopoulos, P and Panaretos, John, (eds.) Stochastic Musings : Perspectives From the Pioneers of the Late 20th Century: a Volume in Celebration of the 13 Years of the Dep. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, U.S., 117-128. ISBN 9780805846140

Moustaki, Irini (2003) A general class of latent variable models for ordinal manifest variables with covariate effects on the manifest and latent variables British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 56 (2). 337-357. ISSN 0007-1102

Galbraith, J. I. and Bartholomew, David J. and Moustaki, Irini and Steele, Fiona (2002) The analysis and interpretation of multivariate data for social scientists Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. CRC Press, London. ISBN 9781584882954

Moustaki, Irini and Marcoulides, George. A (2002) Locating "don't know", "no answer" and middle alternatives on an attitude scale: a latent variable approach In: Marcoulides, G and Moustaki, Irini, (eds.) Latent Variable and Latent Structure Models. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, U.S., 15-41. ISBN 9780805840469

2001

Jöreskog, Karl G. and Moustaki, Irini (2001) Factor analysis of ordinal variables: a comparison of three approaches Multivariate Behavioral Research, 36 (3). 347-387. ISSN 0027-3171

2000

Moustaki, Irini (2000) A latent variable model for ordinal variables Applied Psychological Measurement, 24 (3). 211-223. ISSN 0146-6216

Moustaki, Irini and Knott, Martin (2000) Generalised latent trait models Psychometrika, 65 (3). 391-411. ISSN 0033-3123

Moustaki, Irini and O'Muircheartaigh, C. (2000) A one dimension latent trait model to infer attitude from nonresponse for nominal data Statistica, 60 (2). 259-276. ISSN 0390-590X

Moustaki, Irini (2000) A review of exploratory factor analysis for ordinal categorical data In: Cudeck, Robert and Dunn, Stephen and Sorbom, Dag, (eds.) Structural Equation Models: Present and Future. Scientific software international, U.S., 461-480. ISBN 9780894980497

Moustaki, Irini and Knott, Martin (2000) Weighting for item non-response in attitude scales by using latent variable models with covariates Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 163 (3). 445-459. ISSN 0964-1998

1996

Moustaki, Irini and O'Muircheartaigh, C (1996) Item non-response in attitude scales: a latent variable approach

Moustaki, Irini (1996) A latent trait and a latent class model for mixed observed variables British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 49 (2). 313-334. ISSN 0007-1102


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