Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM)

I attended a session by Professor Ramayah. It was a weekend (yes, Saturday and Sunday, 9am - 5pm). I would usually not want to spend my weekend in this way, but, it seems that it is the only time the classes are held.

It was good and informative, considering that I am just a starter. I would say that I understood only about 25 to 30 percent (as I do not have any previous knowledge about it), but his notes and pointers should provide me enough guidance to gain a better understanding on my own. Meaning that I go back and do my own revision. I also purchased a book "A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM)" by Joseph Hair et. al. Good thing is that the book is easy to read and I wouldn't fall asleep after the first page. I did though after the first chapter, but I will continue chapter 2 tomorrow :)

So, now I am bursting with all this information and eager to use this method to study my conceptual framework. I know it will take some time and I know that I need concrete evidence and logic for me to arrive at the conclusion of using this method, nevertheless, it is revitalizing.

Hopefully also by attending this classes, I can connect more with other knowledge seeker who is on the same path as myself.

~~~ Life is an adventure where we search for the meaning of the outcome.
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