Structural Equation Modeling Using SAS
This course introduces the experienced statistical analyst to structural equation modeling (SEM) in the CALIS procedure in SAS/STAT software. The course also introduces the PATHDIAGRAM statement in the CALIS procedure, which draws path diagrams based on fitted models.
Structural equation modeling is a statistical technique that combines elements of traditional multivariate models, such as regression analysis, factor analysis, and simultaneous equation modeling. These models are often represented as matrices, equations, and/or path diagrams and can explicitly account for uncertainty in observed variables and for estimation bias due to measurement error. Competing models can be compared to one another, providing information about the complex drivers of the outcome variables of interest. Many applications of SEM can be found in the social, economic, and behavioral sciences, where measurement error and uncertain causal conditions are commonly encountered. This course does not address models containing categorical endogenous variables or multilevel SEM, as these methods are not supported in the CALIS procedure.Learn how to
Who should attendMost appropriately, social, behavioral, economic, and health researchers interested in fitting complex path models and latent variable models
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