O'Reilly logo

Structural Equation Modeling with Mplus by Barbara M. Byrne

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 9

Testing the Equivalenceof a Causal Structure

Full Structural Equation Model

In Chapter 4, I highlighted several problematic aspects of post hoc model fitting in structural equation modeling (SEM). One approach to addressing these issues is to apply some mode of cross-validation analysis, the focus of the present chapter. Accordingly, we examine a full structural equation model and test for its equivalence across calibration and validation samples of elementary school teachers. Before walking you through this procedure, however, allow me first to review some of the issues related to cross-validation.

Cross-Validation in Structural Equation Modeling

In applications of SEM, it is commonplace for researchers to test a hypothesized model ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required