Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research Second Edition

Author: Timothy A. Brown
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462517794
Release Date: 2015-01-07
Genre: Science

This accessible book has established itself as the go-to resource on confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) for its emphasis on practical and conceptual aspects rather than mathematics or formulas. Detailed, worked-through examples drawn from psychology, management, and sociology studies illustrate the procedures, pitfalls, and extensions of CFA methodology. The text shows how to formulate, program, and interpret CFA models using popular latent variable software packages (LISREL, Mplus, EQS, SAS/CALIS); understand the similarities ...

Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research

Author: Timothy A. Brown
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593852740
Release Date: 2006-03-30
Genre: Social Science

The first and only complete resource on the details of using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) as an analytic tool, this book emphasizes the practical and conceptual aspects of CFA over math and formulas. Rich examples are derived from actual research in psychology, management, and sociology.

Introduction to Mediation Moderation and Conditional Process Analysis Second Edition

Author: Andrew F. Hayes
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462534654
Release Date: 2017-12-13
Genre: Social Science

Lauded for its easy-to-understand, conversational discussion of the fundamentals of mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis, this book has been fully revised with 50% new content, including sections on working with multicategorical antecedent variables, the use of PROCESS version 3 for SPSS and SAS for model estimation, and annotated PROCESS v3 outputs. Using the principles of ordinary least squares regression, Andrew F. Hayes carefully explains procedures for testing hypotheses about the conditions under and the mechanisms by which causal effects operate, as well as the moderation of such mechanisms. Hayes shows how to estimate and interpret direct, indirect, and conditional effects; probe and visualize interactions; test questions about moderated mediation; and report different types of analyses. Data for all the examples are available on the companion website (www.afhayes.com), along with links to download PROCESS. New to This Edition *Chapters on using each type of analysis with multicategorical antecedent variables. *Example analyses using PROCESS v3, with annotated outputs throughout the book. *More tips and advice, including new or revised discussions of formally testing moderation of a mechanism using the index of moderated mediation; effect size in mediation analysis; comparing conditional effects in models with more than one moderat∨ using R code for visualizing interactions; distinguishing between testing interaction and probing it; and more. *Rewritten Appendix A, which provides the only documentation of PROCESS v3, including 13 new preprogrammed models that combine moderation with serial mediation or parallel and serial mediation. *Appendix B, describing how to create customized models in PROCESS v3 or edit preprogrammed models.

Lineare Strukturgleichungsmodelle

Author: Holger Steinmetz
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 9783957101495
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Social Science

Lineare Strukturgleichungsmodelle sind aus der verhaltenswissenschaftlichen Forschung nicht mehr wegzudenken. Sie sind ein nützliches Werkzeug, um Hypothesen über Beziehungen zwischen Variablen zu prüfen und - mehr noch - Implikationen kausaler Strukturen zu testen. In diesem Buch werden Grundlagen, Hintergründe und die Vorgehensweisen bei der Spezifizierung von Kausalmodellen diskutiert. Dies wird an einem empirischen Beispiel und unter Verwendung des lavaan-Pakets innerhalb der Software R illustriert. Der Schwerpunkt des Buchs liegt hierbei weniger auf methodischen und statistischen Aspekten eines Modells, sondern auf der adäquaten Übersetzung der theoretischen Vorstellungen in ein Modell. Ein besonderer Stellenwert wird dem Verständnis der kausalen Implikationen von Modellen, der theoretische Bedeutung von Variablen, der Diagnostik einer Fehlanpassung an die Daten und modernen Konzepten wie dem Instrumentalvariablen-Ansatz aus der Ökonometrie und dem d-separation-Konzept, eingeräumt. Somit bietet das Buch sowohl einen Einstieg für Anfänger/innen als auch interessante Inhalte für Fortgeschrittene. Holger Steinmetz ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für International Business Studies der Universität Paderborn.

Strukturgleichungsmodellierung

Author: Rolf Weiber
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642350122
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Alle Analysen werden an einem durchgehenden Fallbeispiel konkret und transparent durchgeführt Strukturgleichungsmodelle sind in allen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen von größter Bedeutung, da sie das Standardinstrument zur empirischen Prüfung von Hypothesensystemen darstellen. Dabei stehen oftmals die Beziehungen zwischen hypothetischen Konstrukten (latenten Variablen) im Fokus des Interesses. Das Buch zeichnet den gesamten Prozess der Strukturgleichungsmodellierung von der Konzeptualisierung theoretischer Konstrukte über die Spezifikation von Messmodellen, die Reliabilitäts- und Validitätsprüfung mittels konfirmatorischer Faktorenanalyse bis hin zur Prüfung von kausalen Wirkhypothesen mittels Kovarianzstrukturanalyse sowie PLS nach. Alle Arbeitsschritte werden an einem durchgehenden Fallbeispiel unter Verwendung von SPSS, AMOS und SmartPLS veranschaulicht und jeweils konkrete Anwendungsempfehlungen gegeben. Ebenso werden weiterführende Aspekte wie die Mehrgruppenkausalanalyse, die Spezifikation reflektiver und formativer Messansätze sowie MIMIC-Modelle einsteigergerecht behandelt.

Scale Development

Author: Robert F. DeVellis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761926054
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Mathematics

'Scale Development' guides the reader toward the identification of the latent variable, the generation of an item pool, the format for measurement & the optimization of the scale length. Using exercises to illustrate the concepts, the text also includes advice about factor analytic strategies.

Test Anxiety

Author: Marty Sapp
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: UOM:39015047572063
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Education

Test Anxiety adapts the previous edition to the influence of structural equations modeling that has taken hold of test anxiety research, while maintaining the applied research, assessment, and treatment interventions. This book integrates statistical methodology and research design with actual research situations that occur within the test anxiety area. It brings together more than 100 studies that have been published on test anxiety since 1993. Marty Sapp introduces the logics of structural equations and shows how the EQS structural equations program can easily perform structural equations modeling. He presents two statistical packages, SPSSX and SAS, for use in conducting test anxiety research and developing actual empirically based treatment interventions. This allows an easy analysis using common factors such as Sarason's four-factor model or Spielberger's two-factor model. Test Anxiety provides a practical, cutting edge resource for conducting and assessing test anxiety research.

Fractal Analysis

Author: Clifford Brown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412971652
Release Date: 2010-04-14
Genre: Social Science

A specialized presentation of fractal analysis oriented to the social sciences This primer uses straightforward language to give the reader step-by-step instructions for identifying and analyzing fractal patterns and the social process that create them. By making fractals accessible to the social science students, this book has a significant impact on the understanding of human behavior. Key Features Detailed examples help readers learn and understand the analytical methods presented. Matlab codes for programs allow users to implement, on their own, some of the techniques described in the text. Visit http://www.ccs.fau.edu/~liebovitch/larry.html for more details. Clear and logical explanations of fractals and their analysis enable the instructor to easily teach and the student to easily learn the material. This is the only book designed to introduce fractal analysis to a general social science audience. Learn more about “The Little Green Book” - QASS Series! Click Here

Assessing Inequality

Author: Lingxin Hao
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483342634
Release Date: 2010-05-24
Genre: Social Science

Providing basic foundations for measuring inequality from the perspective of distributional properties This monograpg reviews a set of widely used summary inequality measures, and the lesser known relative distribution method provides the basic rationale behind each measure and discusses their interconnections. It also introduces model-based decomposition of inequality over time using quantile regression. This approach enables researchers to estimate two different contributions to changes in inequality between two time points. Key Features Clear statistical explanations provide fundamental statistical basis for understanding the new modeling framework Straightforward empirical examples reinforce statistical knowledge and ready-to-use procedures Multiple approaches to assessing inequality are introduced by starting with the basic distributional property and providing connections among approaches This supplementary text is appropriate for any graduate-level, intermediate, or advanced statistics course across the social and behavioral sciences, as well as individual researchers. Learn more about "The Little Green Book" - QASS Series! Click Here

Multivariate General Linear Models

Author: Richard F. Haase
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483342115
Release Date: 2011-11-23
Genre: Mathematics

Multivariate General Linear Models is an integrated introduction to multivariate multiple regression analysis (MMR) and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Beginning with an overview of the univariate general linear model, this volume defines the key steps in analyzing linear model data, and introduces multivariate linear model analysis as a generalization of the univariate model. The author focuses on multivariate measures of association for four common multivariate test statistics, presents a flexible method for testing hypotheses on models, and emphasizes the multivariate procedures attributable to Wilks, Pillai, Hotelling, and Roy. The volume concludes with a discussion of canonical correlation analysis that is shown to subsume all the multivariate procedures discussed in previous chapters. The analyses are illustrated throughout the text with three running examples drawing from several disciples, including personnel psychology, anthropology, environmental epidemiology, and neuropsychology.

Internet Data Collection

Author: Samuel J. Best
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761927107
Release Date: 2004-04-29
Genre: Computers

Designed for researchers and students alike, the volume describes how to perform each stage of the data collection process on the Internet, including sampling, instrument design, and administration. Through the use of non-technical prose and illustrations, it details the options available, describes potential dangers in choosing them, and provides guidelines for sidestepping them. In doing so, though, it does not simply reiterate the practices of traditional communication modes, but approaches the Internet as a unique medium that necessitates its own conventions.

The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

Author: Harry J. Khamis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452238951
Release Date: 2011-01-12
Genre: Mathematics

The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software. This supplemental text reviews loglinear models, explains the association graph, and introduces the multigraph to students who may have little prior experience of graphical techniques, but have some familiarity with categorical variable modeling. The author presents logical step-by-step techniques from the point of view of the practitioner, focusing on how the technique is applied to contingency table data and how the results are interpreted.

Nonrecursive Models

Author: Pamela Paxton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452237862
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Mathematics

Nonrecursive Models is a clear and concise introduction to the estimation and assessment of nonrecursive simultaneous equation models. This unique monograph gives practical advice on the specification and identification of simultaneous equation models, how to assess the quality of the estimates, and how to correctly interpret results.

Structural Equation Modeling With AMOS

Author: Barbara M. Byrne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136648755
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Education

This bestselling text provides a practical guide to the basic concepts of structural equation modeling (SEM) and the AMOS program (Versions 17 & 18). The author reviews SEM applications based on actual data taken from her research. Noted for its non-mathematical language, this book is written for the novice SEM user. With each chapter, the author "walks" the reader through all steps involved in testing the SEM model including: an explanation of the issues addressed an illustration of the hypothesized and posthoc models tested AMOS input and output with accompanying interpretation and explanation The function of the AMOS toolbar icons and their related pull-down menus The data and published reference upon which the model was based. With over 50% new material, highlights of the new edition include: All new screen shots featuring Version 17 of the AMOS program All data files now available at www.routledge.com/9780805863734 Application of a multitrait-mulitimethod model, latent growth curve model, and second-order model based on categorical data All applications based on the most commonly used graphical interface The automated multi-group approach to testing for equivalence The book opens with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of SEM and the basics of the AMOS program. The next 3 sections present applications that focus on single-group, multiple-group, and multitrait-mutimethod and latent growth curve models. The book concludes with a discussion about non-normal and missing (incomplete) data and two applications capable of addressing these issues. Intended for researchers, practitioners, and students who use SEM and AMOS in their work, this book is an ideal resource for graduate level courses on SEM taught in departments of psychology, education, business, and other social and health sciences and/or as a supplement in courses on applied statistics, multivariate statistics, statistics II, intermediate or advanced statistics, and/or research design. Appropriate for those with limited or no previous exposure to SEM, a prerequisite of basic statistics through regression analysis is recommended.