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Must SEM = Theoretical Framework?

  1. Oct 5, 2006 #1
    Based on theories, I constructed a theoretical framework. After I collected data from respondents, the data seems not fit accurately with my initial theoretical framework.

    I want run analysis on the data and certainly, the Model of data (i'm using Structural Equation Modeling) is different from what I proposed.

    Is this acceptable in the academic research field ?
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  3. Oct 5, 2006 #2


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    Excuse me, but are you saying you propose to run your data on a SEM model which does not correspond to your proposed model and then use the results to test your model? How on earth do you expect that to tell you anything?
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