ERIC Number: EJ474839
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Insidious Structural Errors in Latent Variable Models.
Pohlmann, John T.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v6 n3 p29-32 Sum 1993
Nonlinear relationships and latent variable assumptions can lead to serious specification errors in structural models. A quadratic relationship, described by a linear structural model with a latent variable, is shown to have less predictive validity than a simple manifest variable regression model. Advocates the use of simpler preliminary analysis. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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