By Tenko Raykov
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Similar to the GFI and AGFI, models with NFI and NNFI close to 1 are considered to be more plausible means of describing the data than models for which these indices are further away from 1. Unfortunately, once again, there are no strict norms above which one can consider the indices as supporting model plausibility or below which one can safely reject the model as a means of data description. 90s or higher are viewed likely to represent a reasonably good approximation of the data (Hu & Bentler, 1999).
Nonlinear trends in the relationships between some observed variables; see Raykov, in press). An important current limitation in SEM is the infrequent evaluation of estimated individual-case residuals. Individual-case residuals are routinely used in applications of regression analysis because they help researchers with model evaluation and modification. In regression analysis, residuals are defined as the differences between individual raw data and their modelbased predictions. Unfortunately, SEM developers have only recently begun to investigate more formally ways in which individual-case residuals can be defined within this framework.
In addition to this, one must also communicate to the program a few details about the data on which the proposed model will be fit. In particular, information concerning the location of the data, the name of the file, and the format of the data must be provided. For example, with respect to the format of the data, it must be specified whether the data is in raw form, in the form of a covariance matrix (and means, if needed; see chap. 6), or in the form of a correlation matrix (and variable standard deviations).