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Structural Equation Modeling With AMOS

Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming

By Barbara M. Byrne

Psychology Press – 2000 – 352 pages

Series: Multivariate Applications Series

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-8058-4104-6
    April 1st 2001
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-8058-3322-5
    November 1st 2000
    Out-of-print

Description

This book illustrates the ease with which AMOS 4.0 can be used to address research questions that lend themselves to structural equation modeling (SEM). This goal is achieved by: 1) presenting a nonmathematical introduction to the basic concepts and applications of structural equation modeling; 2) demonstrating basic applications of SEM using AMOS 4.0; and 3) highlighting features of AMOS 4.0 that address important caveats related to SEM analyses.

Written in a "user-friendly" style, the author "walks" the reader through 10 SEM applications from model specification to estimation to the assessment and interpretation of the output. Each of the book's applications is accompanied by:

  • a statement of the hypothesis being tested;
  • a schematic representation of the model under study;
  • the use and function of a wide variety of icons and pull-down menus;
  • a full explanation of related AMOS Graphic input models and output files;
  • a model input file based on AMOS BASIC; and
  • the published reference from which each application was drawn.

Reviews

"I believe that Byrne's book is a valuable companion to those who aspire to analyse their data with SEM. It is written in a clear style, richly illustrated, and discusses most of the problems readers will encounter in their own research….also suitable for use as a textbook on structural equation modelling." - European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

"…considerable effort is devoted to introducing statistical principles, concepts, and measures in nonmathematical terms….its excellent treatment of the practical aspects of modeling and because it provides useful and accessible material about some of the statistical aspects of SEM." - Contemporary Psychology

Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Introduction. Structural Equation Models: The Basics. The AMOS Program. Part II: Single-Group Analyses. Application 1: Testing for the Factorial Validity of a Theoretical Construct (First-Order CFA Model). Application 2: Testing for the Factorial Validity of Scores From a Measuring Instrument (First-Order CFA Model). Application 3: Testing for the Factorial Validity of Scores From a Measuring Instrument (Second-Order CFA Model). Application 4: Testing for the Validity of a Causal Structure. Part III: Multiple-Group Analyses. Application 5: Testing for Invariant Factorial Structure of a Measuring Instrument (First-Order CFA Model). Application 6: Testing for Invariant Factorial Structure of a Theoretical Construct (First-Order CFA Model). Application 7: Testing for Invariant Latent Mean Structures. Application 8: Testing for Invariant Pattern of Casual Structure. Part IV: Other Important Topics. Application 9: Bootstrapping as an Aid to Nonnormal Data. Application 10: Dealing With Incomplete Data. Appendices.

Name: Structural Equation Modeling With AMOS: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming (eBook)Psychology Press 
Description: By Barbara M. Byrne. This book illustrates the ease with which AMOS 4.0 can be used to address research questions that lend themselves to structural equation modeling (SEM). This goal is achieved by: 1) presenting a nonmathematical introduction to the basic concepts and...
Categories: Factor Analysis, SEM, Multilevel & Longitudinal Modeling, Multivariate Statistics, Quantitative Methods