PLS graph is an application that consists of a windows based graphical user interface that helps the researcher or the user to perform partial least square (PLS) analyses. PLS analysis provides a general model which helps in predictive analyses (usually in pilot studies), such as canonical correlations, multiple regressions, MANOVAs, and PCAs. It helps the user or the researcher in processing the command file in order to obtain an output file which contains the outcomes of the analysis as specified by the command file. It also helps the user or the researcher in viewing the outcomes in the form of a scrollable window. Analytical models can be drawn and the output can be immediately placed back into the model drawing.
PLS helps with theory confirmation and provides suggestions as to where relationships may or may not exist.
In PLS graph, there is a two button mouse metaphor. With the help of that button, the user or the researcher can easily interpret a theoretical model which is represented graphically. This graphical representation of the model by PLS graph is consistent with the partial least squares method of structural equations modeling with a latent variable.
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All measured variance is useful and can be accounted for within the model.
Latent variables are linear combinations of the observed variables.
Smaller sample sizes are acceptable.
Using the software:
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