### Path analysis in R | SEM | Lavaan

See Video ⮞ ☝ AGRON Info-Tech June 24, 2021 Introduction Data set Importing data Performing SEM Model specification Model estimation and identification Path diagram Interpretation of the path diagram Introduction Today we shall learn a multivariate quantitative approach also called as structural equation modeling (SEM) to explain the relationships between variables of interest. For hypothesis testing and extension, this methodology assists the researcher in testing or validating a theoretical model. SEM is a nearly 100-year-old statistical method that has progressed over three generations. The first generation of SEMs developed the logic of causal modeling using path analysis. SEM is also an earlier name of path analysis and is very powerful in testing and developing the structural hypothesis with both direct and indirect causal effects. It is popu