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Structural Equation Modeling

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) has long been used in social work research, but the writing on the topic is typically fragmented and highly technical. The chapters demonstrate two SEM programs ... More


Become a Skillful and Critical Researcher

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

in Structural Equation Modeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter distills elements of the best practices highlighted in previous chapters and provides concluding remarks about how to become a skillful and critical researcher with structural equation ... More


Structural Equation Modeling Concepts

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

in Structural Equation Modeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses a number of theoretical and statistical concepts and principles that are central to SEM. It introduces SEM notation and equations in the context of more familiar graphics and ... More


Analysis of Multiple Dependent Variables

Patrick Dattalo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199773596
eISBN:
9780199332564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773596.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Multivariate procedures allow social workers and other human services researchers to analyze complex, multidimensional social problems and interventions in ways that minimize oversimplification. This ... More


Systems of Equations

Luc Bauwens, Michel Lubrano, and Jean-François Richard

in Bayesian Inference in Dynamic Econometric Models

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198773122
eISBN:
9780191695315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198773122.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter aims to review how Bayesian inference can be applied to some of the so-called systems of equations models. These models can be defined in several forms including multivariate regression ... More


Introduction

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

in Structural Equation Modeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to serve as a concise practical guide for the informed and responsible use of structural equation modeling (SEM). It is ... More


Preparing for an SEM Analysis

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

in Structural Equation Modeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses the preparatory steps for conducting an SEM analysis. SEM programs, like all data analysis software, make assumptions about the characteristics of data. They also require that ... More


Measurement Models

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

in Structural Equation Modeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes when and how to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). CFA is a step in the scale development process, and it is also the first step in testing structural models. ... More


General Structural Equation Models

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

in Structural Equation Modeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes how social workers use general structural equation models (general SEMs) and explains how to specify and test them. General SEMs include the measurement model of latent ... More


Evaluating and Improving CFA and General Structural Models

Natasha K. Bowen and Shenyang Guo

in Structural Equation Modeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367621
eISBN:
9780199918256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367621.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Sometimes instead of getting results when they run an SEM analysis, researchers are confronted with discouraging messages about programming errors, data problems, or other causes of estimation ... More


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