%0 Journal Article
%A Shipley, B.
%T Confirmatory path analysis in a generalized multilevel context
%B Ecology
%D 2009
%V 90
%P 363-368
%N 2
%8 feb
ISI:000263570800011
%X This paper describes how to test, and potentially falsify, a multivariate
causal hypothesis involving only observed variables (i.e., a path
analysis) when the data have a hierarchical or multilevel structure,
when different variables are potentially defined at different levels
of such a hierarchy, and when different variables have different
sampling distributions. The test is a generalization of Shipley's
d-sep test and can be conducted using standard statistical programs
capable of fitting generalized mixed models.
%K INDEPENDENCE; MODELS
%# brugerolles
%Z timestamp=(2009.03.09)
%F Shipley2009d
%3 BibTeX type = ARTICLE