ERIC Number: ED263121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Use of Path Analysis and Path Diagrams as a Means of Understanding Regression, Factor Analysis, and Other Linear Structural Relations (LISREL) Models.
Phillips, Gary W.
The usefulness of path analysis as a means of better understanding various linear models is demonstrated. First, two linear models are presented in matrix form using linear structural relations (LISREL) notation. The two models, regression and factor analysis, are shown to be identical although the research question and data matrix to which these models are applied are different. The second section demonstrates how path analysis may be used to enhance understanding of these models; path analysis more clearly reveals their similarity than expectation algebra. Finally, path analysis is applied in complex LISREL models, with an example of matrices rather than scalars. A two-wave multitrait, multiple indicator longitudinal LISREL model is used. (GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Linear Models
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).