Business Information Systems Cluster: Partial Least Squares Structural Equations Modeling
With the increasing complexity of research models and difficulty of obtaining large sample sizes in surveys, the use of partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) has recently grown in popularity. However, reviews of PLS-SEM used across a variety of disciplines suggest that the method is often misused or poorly executed. This implies that there is still confusion about the characteristics of PLS-SEM, its advantages and limitations and situations, which favor the technique’s use. This half-day research seminar introduces participants to the state-of-the-art of PLS-SEM.
Participants should have a basic understanding of statistical concepts (e.g., correlation, covariance, standard deviations). A basic knowledge of multivariate statistics and SEM techniques is helpful, but not required. Participants must bring a laptop with the SmartPLS 3 software (student version) installed. The software is available free of charge from www.smartpls.com.