Featuring contributions from some of the leading researchers in the field of SEM, most chapters are written by the author(s) who originally proposed the technique and/or contributed substantially to its development. Content highlights include latent variable mixture modeling, multilevel modeling, interaction modeling, models for dealing with nonstandard and noncompliance samples, the latest on the analysis of growth curve and longitudinal data, specification searches, item parceling, and equivalent models. This volume will appeal to educators, psychologists, biologists, business professionals, medical researchers, and other social and health scientists. It is assumed that the reader has mastered the equivalent of a graduate-level multivariate statistics course that included coverage of introductory SEM techniques.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. B.O. Muthén, Latent Variable Mixture Modeling. K-H. Yuan, P.M. Bentler, A Unified Approach to Multigroup Structural Equation Modeling With Nonstandard Samples. B. Jo, B.O. Muthén, Modeling of Intervention Effects With Noncompliance: A Latent Variable Approach for Randomized Trials. R.H. Heck, Multilevel Modeling With SEM. K. Jedidi, A. Ansari, Bayesian Structural Equation Models for Multilevel Data. F. Yang-Wallentin, K.G. Jöreskog, Robust Standard Errors and Chi-Squares for Interaction Models. F. Li, T.E. Duncan, S.C. Duncan, F. Yang-Wallentin, A.C. Acock, H. Hops, Interaction Models in Latent Growth Curves. F. Hamagami, J.J. McArdle, Advanced Studies of Individual Differences Linear Dynamic Models for Longitudinal Data Analysis. G.A. Marcoulides, Z. Drezner, Specification Searches in Structural Equation Modeling With a Genetic Algorithm. D.L. Bandalos, S.J. Finney, Item Parceling Issues in Structural Equation Modeling. T. Raykov, S. Penev, The Problem of Equivalent Structural Equation Models: An Individual Residual Perspective.
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