Title

A Factorial Evaluation of Effects of Model Specification and Error on Parameter Estimation in a Structural Equation Model

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1987

Abstract

In an experiment manipulating artificial data in a factorial design, model misspecification and varying levels of error in measurement and in model structure are shown to have significant effects on LISREL parameter estimates in a modified peer influence model (Duncan, Haller & Portes, 1971). The extent of error present in both the measurement and the model have significant direct effects on estimated parameter values, and the two sorts of error interact as well. In specification, incorrect omission of parameters seems to have more impact on parameter error than does incorrect inclusion of parameters.

Discipline

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Research Areas

Marketing

Publication

Multivariate Behavioral Research

Volume

22

Issue

1

First Page

71

Last Page

90

ISSN

0027-3171

Identifier

10.1207/s15327906mbr2201_4

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327906mbr2201_4