Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling

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Guilford Press, 2005 - Social Science - 366 pages
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This popular text provides an accessible guide to the application, interpretation, and pitfalls of structural equation modeling (SEM). Reviewed are fundamental statistical concepts--such as correlation, regressions, data preparation and screening, path analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis--as well as more advanced methods, including the evaluation of nonlinear effects, measurement models and structural regression models, latent growth models, and multilevel SEM. The companion Web page offers data and program syntax files for many of the research examples, electronic overheads that can be downloaded and printed by instructors or students, and links to SEM-related resources.

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Clear introduction on SEM

User Review  - Researcher - Tesco

This is a relatively easy read, and with some basic understanding of regression, the concepts are easy to grasp. The author also makes an effort to point out some of the traps that one can get into when using SEM. Read full review

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User Review  - mathchallenged - Overstock.com

With only one semester of statistics I was looking for a book that wasn't highly technical in content. No problem! This book is an excellent introduction to structural equation modeling because the ... Read full review

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Rex B. Kline, PhD, is an associate professor of Psychology at Concordia University in Montréal. Since earning a PhD in psychology, his areas of research and writing have included the psychometric evaluation of cognitive abilities, child clinical assessment, structural equation modeling, and usability engineering in computer science. Dr. Kline has published three books and more than 40 articles in research journals and is the coauthor of a teacher-informant rating scale for referred children.

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