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Resources for Structural Equation Model (SEM)

This post lists some SEM resources available to learn online.
As I am adding and updating the list, if you know more useful resource  for SEM please leave then in the comments., Thank you 🙂


  1. SEM tutorial
    by David A. Kenney
  2. Wikia-Psychology
    Structural Equation Modeling including steps in performing SEM
  3. An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    by Jjarrett Byrnes

Software to fit SEM

  1. List of R packages for Structural Equation Model [url]
  2. SEM
    – Uses of packages in R (sem, OpenMx)
    Edinburgh R user group


  • Prof. Karl Joreskog’s story by David Burns [url]
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  1. Z #

    In addition to “sem” and “OpenMx”, the list of R packages should also comprise the “lavaan” package by Yves Rosseel which was recently published in the Journal of Statistical Software ( Also, for PLS path modeling of SEMs, the “semPLS” package of Armin Monecke and Fritz Leisch may be of interest ( The CRAN task view on Psychometrics maintained by Patrick Mair ( contains useful further pointers on R packages complementing the R toolbox for SEMs.

    June 4, 2012
    • Thank you so much for your comments.

      I have added semPLS package and CRAN task view on “Psychometrics in Structural Equation Models, Factor Analysis, PCA” into the list on another post on R packages for Structural Equation Model

      June 4, 2012
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