Re: statistical question (somewhat obscure)

Seemo (
Wed, 24 Jun 1998 17:08:00 +0100

I am a psychology student currently studying at University of London. I
am at present attempting to design a study (for my final project)
examining the causal relationship between self-concept of ability and
academic achievement. I'm still trying to find the best way to design
this study, since I don't have the time to conduct a study spanning over
a period of a year or two (which would be the best course of action), I
am considering instead of conducting the study over a two month period.
My question arises here, when reviewing the literature, I came across
the following statistical techniques: path analysis and cross-lagged
panel correlations. Unfortunately, I have no personel experience of
using these techniques. So I was wondering whether anyone has used
these techniques previously, and would kindly inform of their thoughts
and feelings about these statistical techniques (ie. ease of use,
success etc...)

Yours Sincerely, H. Sofraci