James B. Grace, "Structural Equation Modeling and Natural Systems".
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521837421 | 2006 edition | PDF | 378 Pages | 2.32 MB
This book presents an introduction to the methodology of structural equation modeling, illustrates its use, and goes on to argue that it has revolutionary implications for the study of natural systems. A major theme of this book is that we have, up to this point, attempted to study systems primarily using methods (such as the univariate model) that were designed only for considering individual processes. Understanding systems requires the capacity to examine simultaneous influences and responses. Structural equation modeling (SEM) has such capabilities.