Analysis by LISCOMP may consist of one or both of two steps. The first step is the calculation of sample statistics with related information. Regression analysis can be performed when exogenous variables are present, while in absence of exogenous variables e.g. polychoric, tetrachoric or polyserial correlations can be estimated.
Second, analysis by LISCOMP consists of the analysis of structural models. Path analysis, simultaneous equation systems, or structural equation regression with latent variables can be done when exogenous variables are present. In absence of exogenous variables, LISCOMP performs exploratory or confirmatory factor analysis, analysis of mean and threshold structures, or multiplegroup analysis.
Estimators can be obtained using maximum likelihood (probit and tobit regression), generalized least squares, unweighted least squares, weighted least squares with user-specified weight matrix, asymptotically distribution-free GLS (ADF), or normal theory GLS.
The program includes a well-organized user's guide with many worked examples of program input and output.
LISCOMP is also available for mainframe IBM MVS, IBM VM/CMS and VAX/VMS.
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