A New Inferential Test for Path Models Based on Directed Acyclic Graphs Bill Shipley

  title={A New Inferential Test for Path Models Based on Directed Acyclic Graphs Bill Shipley},
  author={Bill Shipley},
This article introduces a new inferential test for acyclic structural equation models (SEM) without latent variables or correlated errors. The test is based on the independence relations predicted by the directed acyclic graph of the SEMs, as given by the concept of d-separation. A wide range of distributional assumptions and structural functions can be accommodated. No iterative fitting procedures are used, precluding problems involving convergence. Exact probability estimates can be obtained… CONTINUE READING
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