Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, Fourth Edition

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, Fourth Edition

New to This Edition *Extensively revised to cover important new topics: Pearl' s graphing theory and SCM, causal inference frameworks, conditional process modeling, path models for longitudinal data, item response theory, and more. *Chapters on best practices in all stages of SEM, measurement invariance in confirmatory factor analysis, and significance testing issues and bootstrapping. *Expanded coverage of psychometrics. *Additional computer tools: online files for all detailed examples, previously provided in EQS, LISREL, and Mplus, are now also given in Amos, Stata, and R (lavaan). *Reorganized to cover the specification, identification, and analysis of observed variable models separately from latent variable models. Pedagogical Features *Exercises with answers, plus end-of-chapter annotated lists of further reading. *Real examplesof troublesome data, demonstrating how to handle typical problems in analyses.

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling

This bestselling text provides a balance between the technical and practical aspects of structural equation modeling (SEM). Using clear and accessible language, Rex B. Kline covers core techniques, potential pitfalls, and applications across the behavioral and social sciences. Some more advanced topics are also covered, including estimation of interactive effects of latent variables and multilevel SEM. The companion Web page (please see the book's entry at www.guilford.com ) offers downloadable syntax, data, and output files for each detailed example for EQS, LISREL, and Mplus, allowing readers to view the results of the same analysis generated by three different computer tools. New to This Edition: Thoroughly revised and restructured to follow the phases of most SEM analyses Syntax, data, and output files for all detailed research examples are now provided online Exercises with answers, which support self-study Topic boxes on specialized issues, such as dealing with problems in the analysis; the assessment of construct measurement reliability; and more Updated coverage of a more rigorous approach to hypothesis and model testing; the evaluation of measurement invariance; and more.This book is important reading for graduate students, instructors, and researchers in psychology, education, human development and family studies, management, sociology, social work, nursing, public health, criminal justice, and communication. It also serves as a text for graduate-level courses in structural equation modeling, multivariate statistics, advanced quantitative methods, or research methodology.

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling

"Kline provides a text that is accessible for graduate students, practitioners, and researchers who are not intimately familiar with SEM techniques. In addition, he effortlessly summarizes current information that researchers who already use SEM should have. The reorganization of the material, new topic boxes, new Web page, and updated technical information enhance an already great resource."---James B. Schreiber, Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning, Duquesne University "In the third edition, Kline not only has updated the material, but has substantially improved it. He adds more depth to certain topics---such as estimation, in Chapter 7---and covers some intermediate-to-advanced topics not described in the previous edition, all at a level appropriate for beginners."---Noel A. Card, Division of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona "Of all the introductory SEM texts, this one is the most interesting to read. Anyone who has taken a course in basic algebra or introductory statistics will be able to understand the ideas and work through the exercises, and those who work their way through the book will have a good foundation in SEM and will be able to use it effectively."---David F. Gillespie, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis This Bestselling Text Provides a Balance Between the Technical and Practical Aspects of structural equation modeling (SEM). Using clear and accessible language, Rex B. Kline covers core techniques, potential pitfalls, and applications across the behavioral and social sciences. Some more advanced topics are also covered, including estimation of interactive effects of latent variables and multilevel SEM.

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, Second Edition

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, Second Edition

The revised guide to the application, interpretation, and pitfalls of structural equation modeling (SEM) features new sections on statistical concepts, nonrecursive models of multiple-sample SEM, and extensive explanations of latent growth models.

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, Third Edition

Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, Third Edition

This bestselling text provides a balance between the technical and practical aspects of structural equation modeling (SEM). Using clear and accessible language, Rex B. Kline covers core techniques, potential pitfalls, and applications across the behavioral and social sciences. Some more advanced topics are also covered, including estimation of interactive effects of latent variables and multilevel SEM. The companion Web page offers downloadable syntax, data, and output files for each detailed example for EQS, LISREL, and Mplus, allowing readers to view the results of the same analysis generated by three different computer tools. New to This Edition *Thoroughly revised and restructured to follow the phases of most SEM analyses. *Syntax, data, and output files for all detailed research examples are now provided online. *Chapter on computer tools. *Exercises with answers, which support self-study. *Topic boxes on specialized issues, such as dealing with problems in the analysis; the assessment of construct measurement reliability; and more. *Updated coverage of a more rigorous approach to hypothesis and model testing; the evaluation of measurement invariance; and more. *”Troublesome” examples have been added to provide a context for discussing how to handle various problems that can crop up in SEM analyses.

Hypothesis Testing and Model Selection in the Social Sciences

Hypothesis Testing and Model Selection in the Social Sciences

Examining the major approaches to hypothesis testing and model selection, this book blends statistical theory with recommendations for practice, illustrated with real-world social science examples. It systematically compares classical (frequentist) and Bayesian approaches, showing how they are applied, exploring ways to reconcile the differences between them, and evaluating key controversies and criticisms. The book also addresses the role of hypothesis testing in the evaluation of theories, the relationship between hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, and the role of prior knowledge in Bayesian estimation and Bayesian hypothesis testing. Two easily calculated alternatives to standard hypothesis tests are discussed in depth: the Akaike information criterion (AIC) and Bayesian information criterion (BIC). The companion website ([ital]www.guilford.com/weakliem-materials[/ital]) supplies data and syntax files for the book's examples.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Becoming a Behavioral Science Researcher, Second Edition

A Guide to Producing Research That Matters

Becoming a Behavioral Science Researcher, Second Edition

Students and beginning researchers often discover that their introductory statistics and methods courses have not fully equipped them to plan and execute their own behavioral research studies. This indispensable book bridges the gap between coursework and conducting independent research. With clarity and wit, the author helps the reader build needed skills to formulate a precise, meaningful research question; understand the pros and cons of widely used research designs and analysis options; correctly interpret the outcomes of statistical tests; make informed measurement choices for a particular study; manage the practical aspects of data screening and preparation; and craft effective journal articles, oral presentations, and posters. Including annotated examples and recommended readings, most chapters feature theoretical and computer-based exercises; an answer appendix at the back of the book allows readers to check their work.