By Barbara M. Byrne
A Primer of LISREL represents the 1st entire advisor to using LISREL machine programming in analyses of covariance buildings. instead of writing for the professional statistician, Dr. Byrne attracts examples from her personal examine in delivering a pragmatic consultant to functions of LISREL modeling for the unsophisticated person. This booklet surpasses the opposite theoretically bulky manuals, because the writer describes systems and examples setting up for the consumer the 1st booklet requiring no complement to the certainty of causal modeling and LISREL.
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Application I: Validating a Theoretical Construct The process of respecification and reestimation based on the examination of MIs can be repeated until an acceptable model fit is attained. However, the analyses then fall into the category of post hoc analyses and, thus, the researcher must realize that the analyses are then exploratory, rather than confirmatory in character; confirmatory factor analyses ceased once the hypothesized model was rejected due to a poor fit with the observed data. The issue of post hoc model fitting is addressed later in the chapter.
For example, it only makes sense to request the standardized solution after you have achieved the final best-fitting model. LISREL Output 1. Standard Output LISREL provides a standard output that is printed whether or not other selected options have been entered. It includes the following information: log of read control cards, the title, the parameter listing, the parameter specifications, the matrix to be analyzed, the initial estimates, the LISREL estimates (ML or ULS), and the overall goodness-of-fit measures.
It must be emphasized, however, that the decision of whether or not to free this parameter must make substantive sense; if it does not, then consideration can be given to freeing the fixed parameter having the next highest MI. It is important, however, to relax only one parameter at a time. Although the LISREL VI program provides an option for automatic model respecification based on the MIs, this is never a wise option and is definitely not recommended. Only the researcher is capable of judging the balance between statistical and substantive model fit.
A Primer of LISREL: Basic Applications and Programming for Confirmatory Factor Analytic Models by Barbara M. Byrne