SEM Essentials

The focus of this section of the website is to provide information that will help interested individuals develop, solve, and interpret structural equation models. This site does not attempt to replace the need for textbooks and other scholarly treatments of the subject as the emphasis here is on the "how to", which is the practical matter that is hard to present in textbooks. That said, for those not already familiar with SEM, I recommend some material be viewed as a preface to the various other tutorials on this site. One can click here to download the old and admittedly outdated module "SEM Essentials". See also resources on the References page.

Also, for a more up-to-date perspective on SEM I suggest:

Grace et al. 2012. Guidelines for a graph-theoretic implementation of structural equation modeling. Ecosphere 3(8) article 73.