Introducing LISREL A Guide for the Uninitiated

by Adamantios Diamantopoulos, Judy A. Siguaw

Part of the Introducing Statistical Methods series Series

Introducing LISREL A Guide for the Uninitiated Synopsis

`If you encounter a research student for whom the very word LISREL induces feelings of fear, quietly recommend that they read this book. They will thank you for it. With increasingly user-friendly versions of LISREL being released and guide books such as this published, LISREL really should be accessible to all' - European Journal of Marketing Emphasizing substantive issues rather than intricate statistical details, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to LISREL for structural equation modeling (SEM) using a non-technical, user-oriented approach that. The emphasis is on: - exposing the reader to the major steps associated with the formulation and testing of a model under the LISREL framework - describing the key decisions associated with each step - highlighting potential problems and limitations associated with LISREL modeling - assisting the interpretation of LISREL input and output files. The overall aim is to provide a critical understanding of what is really involved in LISREL modeling and sensitize the reader against `mechanically' fitting or modifying models. The entire range of decisions associated with the practical application of the LISREL program is covered in a user-friendly fashion. Concrete examples are used throughout to illustrate issues relating to model conceptualization, specification, identification, estimation, evaluation, modification, and cross-validation and illustrated with actual program output. The program is made much more accessible by adopting the more user-friendly SIMPLIS command language for preparing input files. Although primarily aimed at beginning users, readers are directed to further reading together with a comprehensive bibliography for the more advanced user.

Introducing LISREL A Guide for the Uninitiated Press Reviews

`This is a good book because it does what it says on the tin, providing the uninitiated with an introduction to LISREL of quite exceptional clarity, but does so without patronising its readersor shying away from the fact that LISREL involves some fairly demanding statistics and that its successful application requires a rigorous approach to model formulation' - International Journal of Market Research

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761951711
Publication date: 4th August 2000
Author: Adamantios Diamantopoulos, Judy A. Siguaw
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Business applications, Probability & statistics,

About Adamantios Diamantopoulos, Judy A. Siguaw

Adamantios Diamantopoulos joined the University of Vienna in February 2004 from Loughborough University Business School, UK, where he held the Chair of Marketing and Business Research. He was previously Professor of International Marketing at the European Business Management School, University of Wales Swansea, where he headed the Marketing Group. During 1996-1999 he also held the Nestle Visiting Research Professorship of Consumer Marketing at Lund University, Sweden. Other past academic posts include full-time appointments at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde, and Visiting Professorships at the University of Miami (USA), Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), Universite Robert ...

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