A Step-by-Step Approach to Using the SAS System for Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling

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SAS Institute, 1994 - Computers - 588 pages
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Packed with concrete examples, Larry Hatcher's Step-by-Step Approach to Using SAS for Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling provides an introduction to more advanced statistical procedures and includes handy appendixes that give basic instruction in using SAS. Novice SAS users will find all they need in this one volume to master SAS basics and to move into advanced statistical analyses. Featured is a simple, step-by-step approach to testing structural equation models with latent variables using the CALIS procedure. The following topics are explained in easy-to-understand terms: exploratory factor analysis, principal component analysis, and developing measurement models with confirmatory factor analysis. Other topics of note include "LISREL-type" analyses with the user-friendly PROC CALIS and solving problems encountered in real-world social science research.

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An easy to follow introduction to principal component analysis, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, and path analysis. The author's explanations will carry you if you are new to either SAS ... Read full review

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Larry Hatcher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Saginaw Valley State University and a SAS user for over 20 years, offers you the benefit of his experience as both a researcher and a teacher of statistics using the SAS System. Other BBU titles by this author: A Step-by-Step Approach to Using the SAS System for Univariate and Multivariate Statistics (coauthored with Edward J. Stepanski) Step-by-Step Basic Statistics Using SAS: Student Guide and Exercises Using the SAS Windowing Environment: A Quick Tutorial

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