"Kline provides a text that is accessible for graduate students, practitioners, and researchers who are not intimately familiar with SEM techniques. In addition, he effortlessly summarizes current information that researchers who already use SEM should have. The reorganization of the material, new topic boxes, new Web page, and updated technical information enhance an already great resource."---James B. Schreiber, Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning, Duquesne University
"In the third edition, Kline not only has updated the material, but has substantially improved it. He adds more depth to certain topics---such as estimation, in Chapter 7---and covers some intermediate-to-advanced topics not described in the previous edition, all at a level appropriate for beginners."---Noel A. Card, Division of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona
"Of all the introductory SEM texts, this one is the most interesting to read. Anyone who has taken a course in basic algebra or introductory statistics will be able to understand the ideas and work through the exercises, and those who work their way through the book will have a good foundation in SEM and will be able to use it effectively."---David F. Gillespie, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
This Bestselling Text Provides a Balance Between the Technical and Practical Aspects of structural equation modeling (SEM). Using clear and accessible language, Rex B. Kline covers core techniques, potential pitfalls, and applications across the behavioral and social sciences. Some more advanced topics are also covered, including estimation of interactive effects of latent variables and multilevel SEM.
Rex B. Kline is Professor of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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