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Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling (Methodology in the Social Sciences)

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Designed for students and researchers without an extensive quantitative background, this book offers an informative guide to the application, interpretation, and pitfalls of structural equation modeling (SEM) in the social sciences. This is an accessible volume which covers introductory techniques, including path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, and provides an o ...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published May 27th 1998 by The Guilford Press
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Sam
Excellent SEM book for students/academics. Provides detailed explanations of the consensus (and controversy) of state of the art structural equation modeling techniques. Kline's book uses plain language to communicate complex issues in applying SEM to research questions. Very helpful in answering reviewers/referees questions in the publication process. Minus 1 star for lack of MPLUS syntax addressing model comparisons.
Jared
Yeah that's right.
I'm actually really excited to re-read this book. This guy is a great writer when it comes to this stuff. I think this is a wonderfully powerful tool for gaining insight into how the world works.
This is where stats is going. If you're getting a degree in this stuff, read this.
Erin
Feb 12, 2011 Erin rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Erin by: required graduate reading
Fantastix explication of theory, assumptions, and technique.
Desiree Leboeuf-davis
Very informative and understandable for non-mathematician folks.
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