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2 July 2013 Assortative Mating in the Jewel Wasp: 2. Sequential Canonical Analysis as an Exploratory form of Path Analysis
Aurelio José Figueredo
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Abstract

This paper discusses the conceptual and mathematical relationships between three statistical models: 1) traditional, or “Simultaneous”, Canonical Analysis, 2) hierarchical, or “Sequential”, Canonical Analysis, and 3) Structural Equations Modeling, or confirmatory path analysis. The advantages of Sequential over Simultaneous Canonical Analysis are reviewed. The relationships between Sequential Canonical Analysis and Path Analysis are explored. The need for a legitimate exploratory form of path analysis, analogous to existing exploratory forms of both multiple regression and factor analysis, is discussed. A logical extension of Sequential Canonical Analysis is proposed as adequately serving the function of an exploratory path analysis. Empirical data from psychological research is used to illustrate and qualitatively compare and contrast the results of these three approaches.

Aurelio José Figueredo "Assortative Mating in the Jewel Wasp: 2. Sequential Canonical Analysis as an Exploratory form of Path Analysis," Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 39(2), 59-64, (2 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.2181/036.039.0204
Published: 2 July 2013
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