# Basic and Advanced Bayesian Structural Equation Modeling With Applications in the Medical and Behavioral Sciences

**ISBN 13:**## 9780470669525

**ISBN 10:**## 0470669527

**Format:**Hardcover**Copyright:**09/17/2012**Publisher:**Wiley

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### Summary

Basic and Advanced Structural Equation Models for Medical and Behavioural Sciences introduces the Bayesian approach to SEMs, including the selection of prior distributions and data augmentation, and offers an overview of the subjects recent advances. This book takes a Bayesian approach to SEMs allowing the use of prior information resulting in improved parameter estimates, latent variable estimates, and statistics for model comparison, as well as offering more reliable results for smaller samples.