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Structural equation modeling

March 12, 2020

This chapter introduces background and historical information on how structural equation modeling (SEM) came to be developed. Then, the main differences between SEM and earlier multivariate methods are explained. The chapter describes three main applications of SEM: path analysis, factor analysis, and hybrid models. Some computer programs are recommended for these applications. The step-by-step section goes over how to estimate structural models with AMOS and R. The chapter concludes with two example applications of SEM in the planning field.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Structural equation modeling
DOI 10.4324/9780429325038-8
Authors Matt Miller, Ivana Tasic, Torrey Lyons, Reid Ewing, James B. Grace
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70209707
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center