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Wolfle, Lee M. – American Educational Research Journal, 1980
Path analysis is defined for explicitly formulating theory, and for attaching quantitative estimates to causal effects thought to exist on a priori grounds. The four basic kinds of path models are illustrated: (1) recursive; (2) block; (3) block-recursive and (4) nonrecursive. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Etiology, Mathematical Models, Path Analysis, Research Design