[R] SEM/path question

William Revelle lists at revelle.net
Fri May 29 22:33:56 CEST 2009

Dear Erin,

I agree with John that one should be careful about taking SEMs too seriously.
For another good book on sem and path models, look at John Loehlin's book.

	Address = {Mahwah, N.J.},
	Author = {Loehlin, John C},
	Edition = {4th},
	Publisher = {L. Erlbaum Associates},
	Title = {Latent variable models: an introduction to factor, 
path, and structural equation analysis},
	Year = {2004}}

For baby sem examples, you might look at the vignette "psych_for_sem" 
in the psych package or some of the handouts at


At 4:11 PM -0400 5/29/09, John Fox wrote:
>Dear Erin,
>Although it's very old now, I like Duncan's Introduction to Structural
>Equation Modeling (Academic Press, 1975); for a more complete treatment,
>although it too is pretty old, Bollen, Structural Equations with Latent
>Variables (Wiley, 1989). I have notes and other materials from a short
>course on SEMs at
><http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox/Courses/Brazil-2008/index.html>. I feel
>compelled to add that one should be very carefully about taking SEMs
>  John
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org]
>>  Behalf Of Erin Hodgess
>>  Sent: May-29-09 3:28 PM
>>  To: R help
>>  Subject: [R] SEM/path question
>>  Dear R People:
>>  Could someone recommend a "baby book" on path analysis and SEM, please?
>>  Or if someone has an example that they use in the classroom setting,
>>  that would be very cool too.
>>  Thanks in advance,
>>  Sincerely,
>>  Erin
>>  --
>>  Erin Hodgess
>>  Associate Professor
>>  Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
>>  University of Houston - Downtown
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