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ERIC Number: ED327589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 16
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Using LISREL: Some Notes on Technique and Interpretation.
Volkan, Kevin
Structural equation modeling has become increasingly popular as a technique for the analysis of non-experimental data in the social sciences. This increase can be traced in part to the development of computer programs that facilitate structural equation modeling. The Linear Structural Relations (LISREL) program is the most widely used tool for implementing structural equation models. LISREL is applicable across a wide range of study, but is most useful in analyzing social science data. Some characteristics of the LISREL program are examined. The general LISREL model is explained along with methods for establishing the identification and goodness-of-fit of the overall model and its individual parameters. It is concluded that the most important aspect of LISREL methodology is its flexibility; almost any type of problem involving regression or factor analytic procedures can be computed using LISREL. LISREL models should be theory driven, but should not be used to explore the grosser aspects of a theory. LISREL may be seen as a revolutionary synthesis of classical measurement theory/methodology with computer technology. Although LISREL methodology requires a good deal of technical understanding, it currently is in a form that is accessible to a large number of users. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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