Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/62195
Authors: 
Görz, Nicole
Hildebrandt, Lutz
Annacker, Dirk
Year of Publication: 
2000
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Discussion Papers, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes 2000,11
Abstract: 
In empirical applications of structural equation modeling researchers often assume that the sample under investigation is homogenous unless observed characteristics allow for a division of the sample into mutual exclusive homogenous subgroups. If such information is not available, unobserved heterogeneity can be taken into account by a finite mixture approach (Arminger et al. (1998); Jedidi et al. (1997)). The simulation study presented in this paper reveals that this approach clearly out performs a sequential procedure combining cluster and multigroup analysis.
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