Structural Equation Modeling With EQS

Author: Barbara M. Byrne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135809607
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Readers who want a less mathematical alternative to the EQS manual will find exactly what they're looking for in this practical text. Written specifically for those with little to no knowledge of structural equation modeling (SEM) or EQS, the author's goal is to provide a non-mathematical introduction to the basic concepts of SEM by applying these principles to EQS, Version 6.1. The book clearly demonstrates a wide variety of SEM/EQS applications that include confirmatory factor analytic and full latent variable models. Written in a "user-friendly" style, the author "walks" the reader through the varied steps involved in the process of testing SEM models: model specification and estimation, assessment of model fit, EQS output, and interpretation of findings. Each of the book's applications is accompanied by: a statement of the hypothesis being tested, a schematic representation of the model, explanations of the EQS input and output files, tips on how to use the pull-down menus, and the data file upon which the application is based. The book carefully works through applications starting with relatively simple single group analyses, through to more advanced applications, such as a multi-group, latent growth curve, and multilevel modeling. The new edition features: many new applications that include a latent growth curve model, a multilevel model, a second-order model based on categorical data, a missing data multigroup model based on the EM algorithm, and the testing for latent mean differences related to a higher-order model; a CD enclosed with the book that includes all application data; vignettes illustrating procedural and/or data management tasks; and description of how to build models both interactively using the BUILD-EQ interface and graphically using the EQS Diagrammer.

Structural Equation Modeling With AMOS

Author: Barbara M. Byrne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136648755
Format: PDF
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This bestselling text provides a practical guide to the basic concepts of structural equation modeling (SEM) and the AMOS program (Versions 17 & 18). The author reviews SEM applications based on actual data taken from her research. Noted for its non-mathematical language, this book is written for the novice SEM user. With each chapter, the author "walks" the reader through all steps involved in testing the SEM model including: an explanation of the issues addressed an illustration of the hypothesized and posthoc models tested AMOS input and output with accompanying interpretation and explanation The function of the AMOS toolbar icons and their related pull-down menus The data and published reference upon which the model was based. With over 50% new material, highlights of the new edition include: All new screen shots featuring Version 17 of the AMOS program All data files now available at www.routledge.com/9780805863734 Application of a multitrait-mulitimethod model, latent growth curve model, and second-order model based on categorical data All applications based on the most commonly used graphical interface The automated multi-group approach to testing for equivalence The book opens with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of SEM and the basics of the AMOS program. The next 3 sections present applications that focus on single-group, multiple-group, and multitrait-mutimethod and latent growth curve models. The book concludes with a discussion about non-normal and missing (incomplete) data and two applications capable of addressing these issues. Intended for researchers, practitioners, and students who use SEM and AMOS in their work, this book is an ideal resource for graduate level courses on SEM taught in departments of psychology, education, business, and other social and health sciences and/or as a supplement in courses on applied statistics, multivariate statistics, statistics II, intermediate or advanced statistics, and/or research design. Appropriate for those with limited or no previous exposure to SEM, a prerequisite of basic statistics through regression analysis is recommended.

Handbook of Ethics in Quantitative Methodology

Author: Sonya K. Sterba
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113688873X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Part 1 presents ethical frameworks that cross-cut design, analysis, and modeling in the behavioral sciences. Part 2 focuses on ideas for disseminating ethical training in statistics courses. Part 3 considers the ethical aspects of selecting measurement instruments and sample size planning and explores issues related to high stakes testing, the defensibility of experimental vs. quasi-experimental research designs, and ethics in program evaluation. Decision points that shape a researchers' approach to data analysis are examined in Part 4 - when and why analysts need to account for how the sample was selected, how to evaluate tradeoffs of hypothesis-testing vs. estimation, and how to handle missing data. Ethical issues that arise when using techniques such as factor analysis or multilevel modeling and when making causal inferences are also explored. The book concludes with ethical aspects of reporting meta-analyses, of cross-disciplinary statistical reform, and of the publication process.

The Essence of Multivariate Thinking

Author: Lisa L. Harlow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317859790
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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By focusing on underlying themes, this book helps readers better understand the connections between multivariate methods. For each method the author highlights: the similarities and differences between the methods, when they are used and the questions they address, the key assumptions and equations, and how to interpret the results. The concepts take center stage while formulas are kept to a minimum. Examples using the same data set give readers continuity so they can more easily apply the concepts. Each method is also accompanied by a worked out example, SPSS and SAS input, and an example of how to write up the results. EQS code is used for the book’s SEM applications. This extensively revised edition features: New SEM chapters including an introduction (ch.10), path analysis (ch.11), confirmatory factor analysis (ch.12), and latent variable modeling (ch.13) the last three with an EQS application. A new chapter on multilevel modeling (ch. 8) that is now used more frequently in the social sciences. More emphasis on significance tests, effect sizes, and confidence intervals to encourage readers to adopt a thorough approach to assessing the magnitude of their findings. A new data set that explores the work environment. More discussion about the basic assumptions and equations for each method for a more accessible approach. New examples that help clarify the distinctions between methods. A new website at https://sites.google.com/site/multivariatesecondedition/ that features the datasets for all of the examples in the book for use in both SPSS and SAS and in EQS for the SEM chapters. The first two chapters review the core themes that run through most multivariate methods. The author shows how understanding multivariate methods is much more achievable when we notice the themes that underlie these statistical techniques. This multiple level approach also provides greater reliability and validity in our research. After providing insight into the core themes, the author illustrates them as they apply to the most popular multivariate methods used in the social, and behavioral sciences. First, two intermediate methods are explored – multiple regression and analysis of covariance. Next the multivariate grouping variable methods of multivariate analysis of variance, discriminant function analysis, and logistic regression are explored. Next the themes are applied to multivariate modeling methods including multilevel modeling, path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and latent variable models that include exploratory structural methods of principal component and factor analysis. The book concludes with a summary of the common themes and how they pertain to each method discussed in this book. Intended for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses in multivariate statistics taught in psychology, education, human development, business, nursing, and other social and life sciences, researchers also appreciate this book‘s applied approach. Knowledge of basic statistics, research methods, basic algebra, and finite mathematics is recommended.

Strukturgleichungsmodellierung

Author: Rolf Weiber
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642350127
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Alle Analysen werden an einem durchgehenden Fallbeispiel konkret und transparent durchgeführt Strukturgleichungsmodelle sind in allen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen von größter Bedeutung, da sie das Standardinstrument zur empirischen Prüfung von Hypothesensystemen darstellen. Dabei stehen oftmals die Beziehungen zwischen hypothetischen Konstrukten (latenten Variablen) im Fokus des Interesses. Das Buch zeichnet den gesamten Prozess der Strukturgleichungsmodellierung von der Konzeptualisierung theoretischer Konstrukte über die Spezifikation von Messmodellen, die Reliabilitäts- und Validitätsprüfung mittels konfirmatorischer Faktorenanalyse bis hin zur Prüfung von kausalen Wirkhypothesen mittels Kovarianzstrukturanalyse sowie PLS nach. Alle Arbeitsschritte werden an einem durchgehenden Fallbeispiel unter Verwendung von SPSS, AMOS und SmartPLS veranschaulicht und jeweils konkrete Anwendungsempfehlungen gegeben. Ebenso werden weiterführende Aspekte wie die Mehrgruppenkausalanalyse, die Spezifikation reflektiver und formativer Messansätze sowie MIMIC-Modelle einsteigergerecht behandelt.

Strukturgleichungsmodelle

Author: Kai Arzheimer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658096098
Format: PDF, Docs
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Strukturgleichungsmodelle haben sich in den letzten Jahren zu einem Standardverfahren der Sozialforschung entwickelt. Bislang fehlt es aber an einer anwendungsorientierten Einführung für Politikwissenschaftler. Dieses Lehrbuch behandelt grundlegende Modelle zur Messung politikwissenschaftlicher Konstrukte (z.B. Fremdenfeindlichkeit), zur Schätzung von Messfehlern und zur Modellierung von Beziehungen zwischen latenten Variablen. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der Illustration durch politikwissenschaftliche Beispiele, die durch Hinweise zur Umsetzung der Verfahren in Standardprogrammen (LISREL, Stata, MPlus) ergänzt werden.

Structural Equation Modeling with EQS and EQS WINDOWS

Author: Barbara M. Byrne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803950924
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designed to help beginners estimate and test structural equation modeling (SEM) using the EQS approach, this book demonstrates a variety of SEM//EQS applications that include both partial factor analytic and full latent variable models. Beginning with an overview of the basic concepts of SEM and the EQS program, the author works through applications starting with a single sample approach to more advanced applications, such as a multi-sample approach. The book concludes with a section on using EQS for modeling with Windows.

Mathe Manga Statistik

Author: Shin Takahashi
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783834805669
Format: PDF
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Statistik ist trocken und macht keinen Spaß? Falsch! Mit diesem Manga lernt man die Grundlagen der Statistik kennen, kann sie in zahlreichen Aufgaben anwenden und anhand der Lösungen seinen Lernfortschritt überprüfen – und hat auch noch eine Menge Spaß dabei! Eigentlich will die Schülerin Rui nur einen Arbeitskollegen ihres Vaters beeindrucken und nimmt daher Nachhilfe in Statistik. Doch schnell bemerkt auch sie, wie interessant Statistik sein kann, wenn man beispielsweise Statistiken über Nudelsuppen erstellt. Nur ihren Lehrer hatte sich Rui etwas anders vorgestellt, er scheint ein langweiliger Streber zu sein – oder?

Introduction to statistical mediation analysis

Author: David Peter MacKinnon
Publisher: Erlbaum Psych Press
ISBN: 9780805839746
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume introduces the statistical, methodological, and conceptual aspects of mediation analysis. Applications from health, social, and developmental psychology, sociology, communication, exercise science, and epidemiology are emphasized throughout. Single-mediator, multilevel, and longitudinal models are reviewed. The author's goal is to help the reader apply mediation analysis to their own data and understand its limitations. Each chapter features an overview, numerous worked examples, a summary, and exercises (with answers to the odd numbered questions). The accompanying CD contains outputs described in the book from SAS, SPSS, LISREL, EQS, MPLUS, and CALIS, and a program to simulate the model. The notation used is consistent with existing literature on mediation in psychology.The book opens with a review of the types of research questions the mediation model addresses. Part II describes the estimation of mediation effects including assumptions, statistical tests, and the construction of confidence limits. Advanced models including mediation in path analysis, longitudinal models, multilevel data, categorical variables, and mediation in the context of moderation are then described. The book closes with a discussion of the limits of mediation analysis, additional approaches to identifying mediating variables, and future directions. Introduction to Statistical Mediation Analysis is intended for researchers and advanced students in health, social, clinical, and developmental psychology as well as communication, public health, nursing, epidemiology, and sociology. Some exposure to a graduate level research methods or statistics course is assumed. The overview of mediationanalysis and the guidelines for conducting a mediation analysis will be appreciated by all readers.

Konsumentenverhaltensforschung im 21 Jahrhundert

Author: Andrea Gröppel-Klein
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322874001
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Band gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über aktuelle, praxisrelevante und zukunftsweisende Forschungsthemen und -methoden des Konsumentenverhaltens im 21. Jahrhundert.