Technical Aspects of SEPATH

This section presents some of the more important technical and theoretical details on the models, methods, and techniques underlying SEPATH. It is not absolutely necessary to understand any of this material to use the program. However, prospective users of the program should at least browse through this section.

Two aspects of SEPATH are of particular theoretical interest. First, the structural model equation system employed by SEPATH is novel. Second, SEPATH provides theory for, and a practical implementation of, asymptotic maximum likelihood statistical estimation and confidence intervals for measures of model fit.


Models and Methods