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ERIC Number: EJ1019144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
A Commentary on the Relationship between Model Fit and Saturated Path Models in Structural Equation Modeling Applications
Raykov, Tenko; Lee, Chun-Lung; Marcoulides, George A.; Chang, Chi
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v73 n6 p1054-1068 Dec 2013
The relationship between saturated path-analysis models and their fit to data is revisited. It is demonstrated that a saturated model need not fit perfectly or even well a given data set when fit to the raw data is examined, a criterion currently frequently overlooked by researchers utilizing path analysis modeling techniques. The potential of individual case residuals for saturated model fit assessment is revealed by showing how they can be used to examine local fit, as opposed to overall fit, to sense possible model deficiencies or misspecifications, and to suggest model improvements when needed. The discussion is illustrated with several numerical examples.
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Language: English
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