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ERIC Number: EJ654806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0027-3171
The Noncentral Chi-square Distribution in Misspecified Structural Equation Models: Finite Sample Results from a Monte Carlo Simulation.
Curran, Patrick J.; Bollen, Kenneth A.; Paxton, Pamela; Kirby, James; Chen, Feinian
Multivariate Behavioral Research, v37 n1 p1-36 2002
Examined several hypotheses about the suitability of the noncentral chi square in applied research using Monte Carlo simulation experiments with seven sample sizes and three distinct model types, each with five specifications. Results show that, in general, for models with small to moderate misspecification, the noncentral chi-square is well approximated when the sample size is large, but there was evidence of bias in both mean and variance in smaller samples. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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