User Guides

All User Guides can be viewed or downloaded. Select the name of the desired software package to view the manuals that are available for that package.

Latent GOLD®

The Latent GOLD® User's Guide provides a comprehensive look at the program with easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions and hundreds of screenshots.

Latent GOLD User's Guide

The Latent GOLD® Upgrade manuals describe all the new features of Latent GOLD® 6.0, 5.1, and 5.0.

Latent GOLD 6.0 Upgrade Manual
Latent GOLD 5.1 Upgrade Manual
Latent GOLD 5.0 Upgrade Manual

The Latent GOLD® Technical Guide is the companion manual which provides details on the exact implementation of all Latent GOLD features. It provides the equations for all models and the formulae for all statistics, describes all technical options, and discusses applications and proper interpretation of the output.

Latent GOLD Technical Guide

The Latent GOLD® Syntax manual presents an overview of the most important features included in the Syntax add-on, describes the full syntax language, and provides examples of the features specific to Syntax

LG-Syntax User's Guide

Download the Latent GOLD® User's Guide by Chapter:

Chapter 1: Overview

Chapter 2: General Program Structure

Chapter 3: Data Files and Formats

Chapter 4: Working with Output

Chapter 5: Basic Steps for Model Development

Chapter 6: Model and Model Summary Output

Chapter 7: Tutorials 1-4

Chapter 8: Additional Tutorials and Associated Data Sets

Latent GOLD® Choice

The Latent GOLD® Choice User's Guide provides a comprehensive look at the program with easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions and screenshots.

LG Choice User's Guide

The Latent GOLD® Choice Upgrade manual describes all the new features of Latent GOLD® Choice 5.0 and 5.1. Chapter 10 and section 11.6 of the Latent GOLD® 6.0 upgrade manual describe the new features specific for Choice models.

LG Choice 5.0 Upgrade Manual
Latent GOLD 6.0 Upgrade Manual

The Latent GOLD® Choice Technical Guide is the companion manual for Latent GOLD® Choice 4.5, an important work which provides a guide to the proper use of the program. It introduces the equations for all models, formulae for all statistics, describes all technical options, and discusses applications and proper interpretation of the output.

LG Choice Technical Guide

Sections 4.4 and 6.11 of the Latent GOLD® Syntax manual describe and illustrate Syntax features specific to Choice models.

LG-Syntax User's Guide

Latent GOLD® Syntax

The Latent GOLD® Syntax manuals describe how to use Latent GOLD®'s syntax language.

LG-Syntax User's Guide

LG Choice Modeling Extensions via the LG-Syntax Module

The Syntax features that are new in version 5.1 are described here:
Latent GOLD 5.1 Upgrade Manual