Applied Structural Equation Modelling for Researchers and Practitioners: Using R and Stata for Behavioural Research

Indranarain Ramlall
University of Mauritius, Mauritius

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16 Dec 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
152 pages - 152 x 229mm
During the last two decades, structural equation modelling (SEM) has emerged as a powerful multivariate data analysis tool in social science research settings, especially in the fields of sociology, psychology, and education. Social science researchers and students benefit greatly from acquiring knowledge and skills in SEM, since the methods can provide a bridge between the theoretical and empirical aspects of behavioural research. Ramlall explains in a rigorous, concise, and practical manner all the vital components embedded in structural equation modelling (SEM). Focusing on R and Stata to implement and perform various structural equation models, Ramlall examines the types, benefits, and drawbacks of SEM, delving into model specifications and identifications, fit evaluations, and path diagrams.
Preface 1. Definition of SEM 2. Types of SEM 3. Benefits of SEM 4. Drawbacks of SEM 5. Steps in Structural Equation Modelling 6. Model Specification: Path Diagram in SEM 7. Model Identification 8. Model Estimation 9. Model Fit Evaluation 10. Model Modification 11. Model Cross-Validation 12. Parameter Testing 13. Reduced-Form Version of SEM 14. Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes Model of SEM 15. Practical Issues to Consider when Implementing SEM 16. Review Questions 17. Enlightening Questions on SEM 18. Applied Structural Equation Modelling Using R 19. Applied Structural Equation Modelling using STATA Appendix Bibliography About the Author
Indranarain Ramlall, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Known as causal models with a conspicuous presence in the field of consumer psychology, structural equation model (SEM) allows complex modelling of correlated multivariate data in order to sieve out their interrelationships among observed and latent variables. This graduate textbook introduces the four main types of structural equation models, the path diagram for model specification, model identification, model estimation, model fit evaluation, and practical issues to consider when implementing models. Example code demonstrates applied structural equation modelling using R and STATA. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.

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