LISREL ("linear structural relations) is a proprietary statistical software package used in structural equation modeling (SEM) for manifest and latent variables. It requires a "fairly high level of statistical sophistication".
LISREL was developed in the 1970s by Karl Jöreskog, then a scientist at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, and Dag Sörbom, later both professors of Uppsala University in Sweden. The most current version, as of August 2014, is LISREL 9.1.
Command language, graphical user interface and delivery
LISREL is mainly syntax-based, although recent versions have featured a graphical user interface (GUI).
SSI (Scientific Software International) has recently changed from e-Academy to a "home-built" solution for distributing the rental (6- or 12-month) versions of their software.
- Confirmatory factor analysis
- Multivariate analysis
- Path analysis (statistics)
- Structural equation modeling
- "LISREL". University of Indiana. University Information Technology Services. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
- Joreskog, K. G.; Van Thillo, M. (1972). "LISREL: A General Computer Program for Estimating a Linear Structural Equation System Involving Multiple Indicators of Unmeasured Variables (RB-72-56).". Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service. Retrieved November 7, 2010.
- "LISREL 8.3". Yale University Center for Science and Social Science Information. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
- Byrne, Barbara M. (1989). A Primer of LISREL: Basic Applications and Programming for Confirmatory Factor Analytic Models. New York: Springer. ISBN 0-387-96972-1.
- Kelderman, Henk (1987). "LISREL models for inequality constraints in factor and regression analysis". In Cuttance, Peter; Ecob, Russell. Structural Modelling by Example. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 221–240. ISBN 0-521-26195-3.
- Sörbom, Dag (2001). "Karl Jöreskog and LISREL: A Personal Story". Structural Equation Modeling: Present and Future: A Festschrift in Honor of Karl Jöreskog. Scientific Software International. pp. 3–10. ISBN 0-89498-049-1.