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    Confused with SEM and factor analysis

    Hello, I am confused about what to do with the data set http://www.4shared.com/file/pz9nnOLQ/all_hospitals.html. This data set has 29 variables, of which we have to discard the variables ID, FTEequivalent and Size as they are unnecessary. From the remaining ones, we have four dependent...
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    Use of an observed (measured) variable in a structural equation model?

    Hello, Is it possible to include an observed (measured) variable in a structural equation model (SEM)? In different words: Must one only use latent variables in SEM? I have several latent variables, but one variable does not have multiple measures. Nevertheless, if it is technically...