2007 Volume 34 Issue 2 Pages 139-146
In this research, it is shown that the graphical modeling is able to be run by the software of structural equation modeling. Its software is Mx.
The data for analysis were three correlation matrices used in the Japanese Society for Quality Control (1999), and using Mx, these data was analyzed by graphical modeling. In case 1, reproduction of a result was possible, but furthermore it was possible to carry out covariance selection from perspective of fit index. In case 2 and case 3, reproduction of a result was almost completely possible. In this result, the graphical modeling was able to be analyzed by framework for structural equation modeling, and it can be included for lower model of SEM.
A program of Mx and its manual was shown as an appendix in the last of this article.