IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/spr/psycho/v84y2019i1d10.1007_s11336-018-9624-y.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Frequentist Model Averaging in Structural Equation Modelling

Author

Listed:
  • Shaobo Jin

    (Uppsala University)

  • Sebastian Ankargren

    (Uppsala University)

Abstract

Model selection from a set of candidate models plays an important role in many structural equation modelling applications. However, traditional model selection methods introduce extra randomness that is not accounted for by post-model selection inference. In the current study, we propose a model averaging technique within the frequentist statistical framework. Instead of selecting an optimal model, the contributions of all candidate models are acknowledged. Valid confidence intervals and a $$\chi ^2$$ χ 2 test statistic are proposed. A simulation study shows that the proposed method is able to produce a robust mean-squared error, a better coverage probability, and a better goodness-of-fit test compared to model selection. It is an interesting compromise between model selection and the full model.

Suggested Citation

  • Shaobo Jin & Sebastian Ankargren, 2019. "Frequentist Model Averaging in Structural Equation Modelling," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 84(1), pages 84-104, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:psycho:v:84:y:2019:i:1:d:10.1007_s11336-018-9624-y
    DOI: 10.1007/s11336-018-9624-y
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11336-018-9624-y
    File Function: Abstract
    Download Restriction: Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

    File URL: https://libkey.io/10.1007/s11336-018-9624-y?utm_source=ideas
    LibKey link: if access is restricted and if your library uses this service, LibKey will redirect you to where you can use your library subscription to access this item
    ---><---

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Leeb, Hannes & Pötscher, Benedikt M., 2005. "Model Selection And Inference: Facts And Fiction," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 21(1), pages 21-59, February.
    2. Magnus, Jan R. & Neudecker, H., 1986. "Symmetry, 0-1 Matrices and Jacobians: A Review," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 2(2), pages 157-190, August.
    3. Paul Kabaila & A. H. Welsh & Waruni Abeysekera, 2016. "Model-Averaged Confidence Intervals," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 43(1), pages 35-48, March.
    4. Bruce E. Hansen, 2014. "Model averaging, asymptotic risk, and regressor groups," Quantitative Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 5(3), pages 495-530, November.
    5. Turek, Daniel & Fletcher, David, 2012. "Model-averaged Wald confidence intervals," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 56(9), pages 2809-2815.
    6. Liu, Chu-An, 2015. "Distribution theory of the least squares averaging estimator," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 186(1), pages 142-159.
    7. Kabaila, Paul & Leeb, Hannes, 2006. "On the Large-Sample Minimal Coverage Probability of Confidence Intervals After Model Selection," Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Statistical Association, vol. 101, pages 619-629, June.
    8. Schomaker Michael & Heumann Christian, 2011. "Model Averaging in Factor Analysis: An Analysis of Olympic Decathlon Data," Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, De Gruyter, vol. 7(1), pages 1-15, January.
    9. Hansen, Bruce E. & Racine, Jeffrey S., 2012. "Jackknife model averaging," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 167(1), pages 38-46.
    10. Chu‐An Liu & Biing‐Shen Kuo, 2016. "Model averaging in predictive regressions," Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 19(2), pages 203-231, June.
    11. Karatzoglou, Alexandros & Smola, Alexandros & Hornik, Kurt & Zeileis, Achim, 2004. "kernlab - An S4 Package for Kernel Methods in R," Journal of Statistical Software, Foundation for Open Access Statistics, vol. 11(i09).
    12. Ledyard Tucker & Charles Lewis, 1973. "A reliability coefficient for maximum likelihood factor analysis," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 38(1), pages 1-10, March.
    13. Kabaila, Paul, 1995. "The Effect of Model Selection on Confidence Regions and Prediction Regions," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 11(3), pages 537-549, June.
    14. Fletcher, David & Dillingham, Peter W., 2011. "Model-averaged confidence intervals for factorial experiments," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 55(11), pages 3041-3048, November.
    15. Bruce E. Hansen, 2007. "Least Squares Model Averaging," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 75(4), pages 1175-1189, July.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Francisco Javier Blanco-Encomienda & Elena Rosillo-Díaz, 2021. "Quantitative evaluation of the production and trends in research applying the structural equation modelling method," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 126(2), pages 1599-1617, February.

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.
    1. Michael Schomaker & Christian Heumann, 2020. "When and when not to use optimal model averaging," Statistical Papers, Springer, vol. 61(5), pages 2221-2240, October.
    2. Schomaker, Michael & Heumann, Christian, 2014. "Model selection and model averaging after multiple imputation," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 758-770.
    3. Kitagawa, Toru & Muris, Chris, 2016. "Model averaging in semiparametric estimation of treatment effects," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 193(1), pages 271-289.
    4. Liao, Jun & Zou, Guohua, 2020. "Corrected Mallows criterion for model averaging," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 144(C).
    5. Fang, Fang & Liu, Minhan, 2020. "Limit of the optimal weight in least squares model averaging with non-nested models," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 196(C).
    6. Ruoyao Shi & Zhipeng Liao, 2018. "An Averaging GMM Estimator Robust to Misspecification," Working Papers 201803, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics.
    7. Giuseppe De Luca & Jan R. Magnus & Franco Peracchi, 2021. "Weighted-average least squares (WALS): Confidence and prediction intervals," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 21-038/III, Tinbergen Institute.
    8. Liu, Chu-An, 2015. "Distribution theory of the least squares averaging estimator," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 186(1), pages 142-159.
    9. Shou-Yung Yin & Chu-An Liu & Chang-Ching Lin, 2021. "Focused Information Criterion and Model Averaging for Large Panels With a Multifactor Error Structure," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(1), pages 54-68, January.
    10. Heiler, Phillip & Mareckova, Jana, 2021. "Shrinkage for categorical regressors," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 223(1), pages 161-189.
    11. Zhang, Xinyu, 2015. "Consistency of model averaging estimators," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 130(C), pages 120-123.
    12. Qingfeng Liu & Ryo Okui & Arihiro Yoshimura, 2016. "Generalized Least Squares Model Averaging," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(8-10), pages 1692-1752, December.
    13. Zhang, Xinyu & Ullah, Aman & Zhao, Shangwei, 2016. "On the dominance of Mallows model averaging estimator over ordinary least squares estimator," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 142(C), pages 69-73.
    14. Liao, Jun & Zou, Guohua & Gao, Yan & Zhang, Xinyu, 2021. "Model averaging prediction for time series models with a diverging number of parameters," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 223(1), pages 190-221.
    15. Ruoyao Shi, 2021. "An Averaging Estimator for Two Step M Estimation in Semiparametric Models," Working Papers 202105, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics.
    16. Xun Lu, 2015. "A Covariate Selection Criterion for Estimation of Treatment Effects," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(4), pages 506-522, October.
    17. Mark F. J. Steel, 2020. "Model Averaging and Its Use in Economics," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 58(3), pages 644-719, September.
    18. Edvard Bakhitov, 2020. "Frequentist Shrinkage under Inequality Constraints," Papers 2001.10586, arXiv.org.
    19. Firmin Doko Tchatoka & Wenjie Wang, 2020. "Uniform Inference after Pretesting for Exogeneity," School of Economics Working Papers 2020-05, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
    20. Phillip Heiler & Jana Mareckova, 2019. "Shrinkage for Categorical Regressors," Papers 1901.01898, arXiv.org.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:spr:psycho:v:84:y:2019:i:1:d:10.1007_s11336-018-9624-y. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: . General contact details of provider: http://www.springer.com .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a bibliographic reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Sonal Shukla or Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing (email available below). General contact details of provider: http://www.springer.com .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.