Download e-book for iPad: Structural Equation Modeling (Pocket Guide to Social Work by Natasha K. Bowen,Shenyang Guo

By Natasha K. Bowen,Shenyang Guo

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) has lengthy been utilized in social paintings examine, however the writing at the subject is sometimes fragmented and hugely technical. This pocket advisor fills a tremendous hole within the literature via supplying social paintings researchers and doctoral scholars with an available synthesis. The authors reveal SEM courses with designated person interfaces and features (Amos and Mplus) with sufficient specificity that readers can behavior their very own analyses with no consulting extra assets. Examples from social paintings literature spotlight top practices for the specification, estimation, interpretation, and amendment of structural equation types. in contrast to such a lot assets on SEM, this booklet offers transparent instructions on the way to review SEM output and the way to continue whilst version healthy isn't acceptable.

Oftentimes, confirmatory issue research and normal constitution modeling are the main versatile, robust, and acceptable offerings for social paintings information. Richly illustrated with figures, equations, matrices, and tables, this pocket consultant empowers social staff with a suite of defensible research ideas that permits for useful, convinced use of SEM.

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