ERIC Number: ED219427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of Latent Variables Path Analysis.
Latent Variables Path (LVP) models have been found to be a helpful device for the formulation and validation of complex theories in educational sciences. The estimation of parameters for LVP models can use the Maximum Likelihood (ML) or the Partial Least Squares (PLS) method. This paper focusses on the PLS method introduced by H. Wold, and compares it to the LISREL method introduced by K.G. Joereskog. The differences in the results are explained by the differences in the statistical assumptions, and some clues to the choice of ML or PLS are given. Several select applications show the range where only PLS estimation is applicable. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Latent Variables; LISREL Computer Program; West Germany
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).