ERIC Number: EJ584958
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Publication Date: 1999
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Theoretic Fit and Empirical Fit: The Performance of Maximum Likelihood versus Generalized Least Squares Estimation in Structural Equation Models.
Olsson, Ulf Henning; Troye, Sigurd Villads; Howell, Roy D.
Multivariate Behavioral Research, v34 n1 p31-58 1999
Used simulation to compare the ability of maximum likelihood (ML) and generalized least-squares (GLS) estimation to provide theoretic fit in models that are parsimonious representations of a true model. The better empirical fit obtained for GLS, compared with ML, was obtained at the cost of lower theoretic fit. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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