An Overview of Structural Equation Models
The workshop provides an overview of Structural Equation Models
(SEMs). Sometimes called "LISREL," this general statistical model
includes ANOVA, multiple regression, path analysis, factor analysis, and
many other procedures as special cases. A distinguishing feature of the
model is that it allows multiple indicators of latent variables (concepts)
and it can estimate relationships that take account of measurement error.
The seminar will examine the major subtypes of the model and the primary
steps in applying it. We will discuss examples of programs and outputs
from one or more of the major SEM packages. Participants should have a
good background in multiple regression and should have some familiarity
with matrix notation.