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Introduction

Anthony Garratt, Kevin Lee, M. Hashem Pesaran, and Yongcheol Shin

in Global and National Macroeconometric Modelling: A Long-Run Structural Approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199296859
eISBN:
9780191603853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199296855.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter introduces the long-run structural approach to modelling. It makes brief comparisons with the key alternative approaches, namely large-scale simultaneous equation models, unrestricted ... More


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


Model Construction Revisited

Qin Duo

in The Formation of Econometrics: A Historical Perspective

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292876
eISBN:
9780191596803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292872.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought, Econometrics

Looks at problems associated with econometric model construction for the period immediately after the formative phase, and tries to link up the previous chapters and to show what has been left ... More


Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Elinor Scarbrough and Eric Tanenbaum (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292371
eISBN:
9780191600159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292376.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This volume is a collection of commissioned articles by 16 experts in social science methodology, each contribution introducing experienced social scientists to more advanced analytic techniques. The ... More


Model Construction

Qin Duo

in The Formation of Econometrics: A Historical Perspective

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292876
eISBN:
9780191596803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292872.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought, Econometrics

This chapter recounts the evolution of econometric models up to the 1940s, discussing the common criteria and principles used for model choice, and the generalization of model construction as ... 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


Determining Sample Size: Balancing Power, Precision, and Practicality

Patrick Dattalo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195315493
eISBN:
9780199865475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315493.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Sample size determination is an important and often difficult step in planning an empirical study. From a statistical perspective, sample size depends on the following factors: type of analysis to be ... 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


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


RECURSIVE CAUSALITY

Jon Williamson

in Bayesian Nets and Causality: Philosophical and Computational Foundations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198530794
eISBN:
9780191712982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530794.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

The framework developed thus far in the book is extended to cope with the situation in which causal relations themselves are causes or effects. Examples of this phenomenon are presented and the ... More


The error term and its interpretation in structural models in econometrics

Damien Fennell

in Causality in the Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574131
eISBN:
9780191728921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0017
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter explores what the error term represents in structural models in econometrics and the assumptions about the error terms that are used for successful statistical and causal inference. The ... 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


Introduction

Donna Harrington

in Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339888
eISBN:
9780199863662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339888.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses the major uses of confirmatory factor analysis including measurement development, psychometric evaluation of measures, construct validation, testing method effects, and testing ... More


A Three‐Dimensional Model of Changing Internal Structure in the Firm *

Peter Hagström and Gunnar Hedlund

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Looks at the limits of hierarchy in the internal structure of a firm and suggests an explanation as to why the concept of a simple hierarchy has been so readily accepted and is so seemingly ... More


Causal explanation: Recursive decompositions and mechanisms

Michel Mouchart and Federica Russo

in Causality in the Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574131
eISBN:
9780191728921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter deals with causal explanation in quantitative‐oriented social sciences. In the framework of statistical modelling, we first develop a formal structural modelling approach which is meant ... More


The structural theory of causation

Judea Pearl

in Causality in the Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574131
eISBN:
9780191728921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0033
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter presents a general theory of causation based on the Structural Causal Model (SCM) described by Pearl (2000a). The theory subsumes and unifies current approaches to causation, including ... More


Statistical Power Analysis

Patrick Dattalo

in Determining Sample Size: Balancing Power, Precision, and Practicality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195315493
eISBN:
9780199865475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315493.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter provides a brief description of the rationale and limitations of statistical power analysis, and presents important issues related to determining sample size for both commonly used and ... More


The Influence of Within-School Context on the Subjective Experience of Victimization: Safety, Violence as a Problem, and School Nonattendence Due to Fear

Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor

in School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School, and Gender

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195157802
eISBN:
9780199864393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157802.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter presents structural equation models of how school context variables (risky peer behaviors, school policies, teachers' support and student participation) combined with victimization lead ... More


Defaultable Bonds and Credit Derivatives

Claus Munk

in Fixed Income Modelling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199575084
eISBN:
9780191728648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575084.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

For bonds and other financial contracts issued by some firms and countries, there is a non-negligible risk that the issuer will default and the holder of the contract will not receive the promised ... More


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