Introduction to SEM Models.DOCX

Introduction to SEM Models

Please total 1500 words or five double-spaced typed pages for all the answers of each questions and 3 references

·         STRUCTURAL EQUATIONS MODELLING (SEM) Model and Article Critique Assessment

Resources

·         SEM Model and Article Critique Assessment Scoring Guide.

·         APA Style and Formatting.

·         Healthy Lifestyle as a Coping Mechanism for Role Stress in Public Accounting.

·         Consumer Acceptance and Use of Information Technology: Extending the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

·         Critique multivariate methodology components and decision making in recent peer-reviewed journal articles and current research.

·         Evaluate the difference between techniques in peer -reviewed journals in applied organizational research.

·         Critique the connection of the objective, purpose, research questions and hypotheses in a research study.

·         Analyze the ethical considerations associated with data collection, manipulation, analysis, and presentation.

·         Evaluate the procedure for sample selection and its support for the external validity of a research study

·         Communicate multivariate concepts demonstrating advanced quantitative expertise in a manner that is scholarly and consistent with expectations for members of the professions.

·         Present the article critique in a well-written, scholarly manner and conform to APA style.

Assignment Description

Using the guidelines provided, critically evaluate the building and analyzing SEM process used by one of the two articles you read (linked in Resources):

·         Venkatesh, Thong, and Xu's 2012 article, "Consumer Acceptance and Use of Information Technology: Extending the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology."

·         Jones, Norman, and Wier's 2010 article, "Healthy Lifestyle As a Coping Mechanism for Role Stress in Public Accounting."

Use the following as a guide to conducting your critique for this assignment (five pages maximum.):

·         In the introduction, how does the author connect the objective of the study to the title?

·         How does the purpose of the study reflect the introduction?

·         How are the research questions and hypothesis aligned with the purpose of the study?

·         Why is this method valid for studying this problem?

·         How would you justify that the study could be duplicated from the information given?

·         Is the sample selection adequate and how does it establish external validity for the study?

·         How are the results organized for ready comparison and interpretation?

·         How would you explain discrepancies in results between text and tables?

·         How were the shortcomings of the research addressed?

·         Why is the topic and format appropriate for the journal?

·         Does the article's abstract accurately summarize the article?

·         How would you describe the overall job done by the researcher in this study?

·         What advice do you have for the author?

·         If you had to publish an article, would you use this author's style for your publication and why?

Submission Requirements

·         Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

·         APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th ed.) style and formatting.

·         Length: Maximum of five double-spaced, typed pages.

·         Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Refer to the SEM Model and Article Critique Assessment Scoring Guide to ensure that you meet the grading criteria for this assignment.
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