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Applications of IBM SPSS Amos

Provides SEM
1. Quickly build graphical models using drag-and-drop drawing and editing tools.
2. Create models that realistically reflect complex relationships.
3. Use any numeric value, whether observed or latent, to predict any other
numeric value.
4. Use non-graphical scripting capabilities to run large, complicated models
quickly and to generate similar models that differ slightly.
5. Take advantage of multivariate analysis to extend standard methods such as
regression, factor analysis, correlation and analysis of variance.
Uses Bayesian analysis
1. Improve estimates by specifying an informative prior distribution.
2. Take advantage of the underlying Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)
computational method, which is fast and can be adjusted automatically.
3. Perform estimation with ordered categorical and censored data.
4. Specify user-defined estimands using a simplified technique.
5. Create models based on non-numerical data without having to assign
numerical scores to the data.
6. Work with censored data without having to make assumptions other than
normality.
Offers various data imputation methods

1. Use regression imputation to create a single, completed data set.

2. Use stochastic regression imputation or Bayesian imputation to create multiple

imputed data sets.
3. You can also impute missing values or latent variable scores.