Accession Number:

ADA038348

Title:

Applications of Two-Stage Least Squares in Causal Analysis and Structural Equations.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST OF BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-11

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

A procedure, two-stage least squares 2SLS, for analyzing structural equations when one or more explanatory variables are correlated with the error or disturbance term is reviewed. A brief introduction to structural equations and the use of ordinary least squares in causal analysis is presented initially. This is followed by an introduction of 2SLS and the application to 2SLS to designs in which a two or more variables are reciprocal causes of each other, b one or more variables contain random measurement error, and c lagged values of one or more dependent variables are used as predictors. A major objective for the review of these particular applications of 2SLS is to demonstrate how salient problems in psychology can be addressed by use of structural equations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE