Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Confirmatory Factor Analysis is a special class of the factor analysis technique. It is mostly used in the field of social science research. Confirmatory Factor Analysis or CFA, as it is popularly known as, is a confirmatory approach. In other words, this technique is used to confirm if there is consistency between the measures of a construct and the researcher’s understanding about the construct. In general, we can say that […]

Stock Price Crash Risk

Stock Price Crash Risk

The series of corporate scandals (Enron, WorldCom, Satyam) and the recent financial crisis has revived the interest of regulators, practitioners, and researchers to investigate stock price crash risk. Stock price crash risk is defined as the conditional skewness of return distribution and it captures asymmetry in the risk associated with the stock (Kim et. al., 2014). Alternately, it can be understood as the phenomenon which usually occurs due to the […]

Steps in Sample Design

Steps in Sample Design

The following are some of the important steps that one needs to keep in mind when developing a sample design:- Defining the universe or population of interest is the first step in any sample design. The accuracy of the results in any study depends on how clearly the universe or population of interest is defined. The universe can be finite or infinite, depending on the number of items it contains. […]

Why Your Dissertation is so Important?

Why Your Dissertation is so Important?

We understand that your dissertation is the most important aspect of your life and you are yet to finish your dissertation, or else you won’t get the degree and the dream job that you are aspiring for. Besides, recall that your family and friends are probably in anguish while you complete your degree. At least, you yourself are in pain. Your physical condition may be deteriorating, you may have had […]

Training in Applied Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) using AMOS/R

Training in Applied Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) using AMOS/R

Lecture 1 from our Online SEM Training Series About SEM:- Structural Equation Modeling is a powerful multivariate data analysis technique that is widely used in many areas of research. It allows both confirmatory and exploratory modeling, meaning SEM is suited for both theory testing and theory development. Factor analysis, path analysis and regression all represent special cases of SEM. Structural Equation Modeling finds wide-spread application in all the major fields […]