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ERIC Number: EJ856003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3123
Perturbation Selection and Local Influence Analysis for Nonlinear Structural Equation Model
Chen, Fei; Zhu, Hong-Tu; Lee, Sik-Yum
Psychometrika, v74 n3 p493-516 Sep 2009
Local influence analysis is an important statistical method for studying the sensitivity of a proposed model to model inputs. One of its important issues is related to the appropriate choice of a perturbation vector. In this paper, we develop a general method to select an appropriate perturbation vector and a second-order local influence measure to address this issue in the context of latent variable models. An application to nonlinear structural equation models is considered. Six perturbation schemes are investigated, including three schemes under which simultaneous perturbations are made on components of latent vectors to assess the influence of these components and pinpoint the influential ones. The proposed procedure is illustrated by artificial examples and a simulation study as well as a real example.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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