Formulating clinical research hypotheses as structural equation models: a conceptual overview.


Journal Article (Review)

Structural equation modeling is a comprehensive, flexible approach to research design and data analysis. Although in recent years there has been phenomenal growth in the literature on technical aspects of structural equation modeling, relatively little attention has been devoted to conceiving research hypotheses as structural equation models. The aim of this article is to provide a conceptual overview of clinical research hypotheses that invite evaluation as structural equation models. Particular attention is devoted to hypotheses that are not adequately evaluated using traditional statistical models.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hoyle, RH; Smith, GT

Published Date

  • June 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 429 - 440

PubMed ID

  • 8063970

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8063970

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-2117

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-006X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0022-006x.62.3.429


  • eng