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Models for Intensive Longitudinal Data$
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Theodore A. Walls and Joseph L. Schafer

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173444

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173444.001.0001

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The Control of Behavioral Input/Output Systems

The Control of Behavioral Input/Output Systems

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(p.176) 8 The Control of Behavioral Input/Output Systems
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Models for Intensive Longitudinal Data
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James O. Ramsay

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173444.003.0008

Control is required when constraints on the outputs are changed, and it is essential to adapt the system both smoothly and quickly. This chapter provides a concise and informal summary of how control technology works, and adapts it to a behavioral point of view. It starts with the essential element that control mandates: a dynamic model for the change or rate of change in the process to be controlled. The natural model for the rate of change is a differential equation, and a small amount of introduction to the topic cannot be prevented. Some conclusions regarding effective control strategies are made, and the chapter ends with a brief account of some statistical methodologies, drawn from functional data analysis, which may prove helpful.

Keywords:   control, outputs, control technology, change, statistical methodologies

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