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Thom, Douglas J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
A simplified introduction to path analysis, this article discusses the following: (1) basic rules, assumptions, and procedures; (2) strengths and weaknesses of the technique; (3) special considerations; (4) examples of path analysis in educational research; and (5) guidelines for constructing diagrams. (MCG)
Descriptors: Design, Diagrams, Educational Research, Guidelines
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Moline, Arlett E. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1988
Path analysis and linear structural relations (LISREL) provide the institutional researcher with some extremely powerful statistical tools. However, they must be applied and interpreted carefully with a full understanding of their limitations and the statistical assumptions on which they are based. (Author)
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Models
Noonan, Richard; Wold, Herman – Evaluation in Education: An International Review Series, 1983
Tries to develop a method for empirical evaluations of the impact of a school system on measurable cognitive and affective outcomes in students. Concentrates on the Partial Least Squares (PLS) methodology, and illustrates the potential of PLS for system analysis. (BW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Gallini, Joan K.; Bell, Margaret E. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1983
The use of structural equation modelling in curriculum evaluation is discussed in two stages: first, a process model for curriculum evaluation from instructional theory is derived; second, the structural equation model derived from the process analysis and its applications to curriculum evaluation are described. (BW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Models
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Hatcher, Larry – Structural Equation Modeling, 1996
Presents an approach (designed for beginners) to using PROC CALIS, a Statistical Analysis System (SAS) procedure, to perform path analyses using observed variables. The approach begins with the development of a figure to illustrate the researcher's theoretical model, and then converts the figure into a PROC CALIS program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Chi Square, Factor Analysis, Goodness of Fit, Path Analysis