publication . Other literature type . Article . 1988

Some Factors Affecting the Success of Specification Searches in Covariance Structure Modeling

E. Suyapa M. Silvia; Robert C. MacCallum;
  • Published: 01 Jul 1988
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Applications of Covariance Structure Modeling often include modifications on the initially specified model. The aim of these modifications is to obtain a model which fits better and/or is more parsimonious than the original model. This process, known as a specification search, is not always straightforward and requires good judgement. Therefore, research which focuses on this practice is essential in order to identify the methods which would most likely lead an investigator to the "true" model. This study provides an extension to the work of MacCallum (1986), and examines the effects of several search strategies when applied to initial models which vary in their...
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free text keywords: Statistics and Probability, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), General Medicine, Correctness, Mathematical model, Econometrics, Statistical analysis, Analysis of covariance, Research methodology, Covariance, Statistics, Judgement, Mathematics
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 1988

Some Factors Affecting the Success of Specification Searches in Covariance Structure Modeling

E. Suyapa M. Silvia; Robert C. MacCallum;