This is the program for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Activity Details

CE_25T Wed, 8/4/2010, 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM CC-2&3 (East)
Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling Using the CALIS Procedure in SAS/STAT Software — Continuing Education CTW
Instructor(s): Yiu-Fai Yung, SAS Institute
The CALIS procedure in SAS/STAT is a general structural equation modeling (SEM) tool. This workshop introduces the general methodology of SEM and the applications of the CALIS procedure. Historical topics such as casual models, path diagram, confirmatory factor-analysis, measurement error model, and linear structural relations (LISREL) are reviewed. Applications of the CALIS procedure to SEM are demonstrated with examples in social, educational, behavioral, and marketing research. Specifically, the following how-to techniques of the CALIS procedure (SAS/STAT 9.22) are covered: (1) Specifying structural equation models with latent variables by using the PATH modeling language; (2) Interpreting the model fit statistics and estimation results; (3) Testing models with multiple groups and multiple models; (4) Analyzing direct and indirect effects; (5) Modifying structural equation models. This workshop is designed for statisticians and data analysts who want to overview the applications of the SEM by the CALIS procedure. Attendees should have a basic understanding of regression analysis and experience using the SAS language. Previous exposure to SEM is useful, but not required.

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