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Advanced Issues in Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling
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Advanced Issues in Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling

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June 2017 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written as an extension of A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) Second Edition, this easy-to-understand, practical guide covers advanced content on PLS-SEM to help students and researchers apply techniques to research problems and accurately interpret results. The book provides a brief overview of basic concepts before moving to the more advanced material. Offering extensive examples on SmartPLS 3 software (www.smartpls.com) and accompanied by free downloadable data sets, the book emphasizes that any advanced PLS-SEM approach should be carefully applied to ensure that it fits the appropriate research context and the data characteristics that underpin the research. 

 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1: An Overview of Recent and Emerging Developments in PLS-SEM
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Origins and Evolution of Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling

 
Measurement

 
Model Estimation

 
PLS-SEM or CB-SEM?

 
Organization of the Remaining Chapters

 
Case Study Illustration

 
Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Suggested Readings

 
 
Chapter 2: Advanced Modeling
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Hierarchical Component Models

 
Nonlinear Relationships

 
Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Suggested Readings

 
 
Chapter 3: Advanced Model Assessment
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Confirmatory Tetrad Analysis

 
Importance-Performance Map Analysis

 
Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Suggested Readings

 
 
Chapter 4: Modeling Observed Heterogeneity
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Observed and Unobserved Heterogeneity

 
Testing Measurement Model Invariance

 
Nonparametric Tests

 
Case Study Illustration—Invariance Assessment and Multigroup Analysis

 
Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Suggested Readings

 
 
Chapter 5: Modeling Unobserved Heterogeneity
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Case Study Illustration—Latent Class Analysis

 
Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
Key Terms

 
Suggested Readings

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

Supplements

Student Resource Site
Visit the companion website to download data sets and other materials to supplement your studies in PLS-SEM!

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 4


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