Partial least squares (PLS)methods: origins, evolution and application to social sciences



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Mateos-Aparicio Morales, Gregoria (2011) Partial least squares (PLS)methods: origins, evolution and application to social sciences. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 40 (13). pp. 2305-2317. ISSN 0361-0926 print/1532-415X online

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This article attempts to clarify some of the existing doubts about PLS methods and in an integrative capacity, allow them to be better understood. The historical evolution included here starts by describing the prior knowledge which led the originator of partial least squares (PLS), the Swedish professor Herman Wold, to develop PLS techniques. Next, the emergence of PLS Regression is described. After that, the parallel development of PLS-Path Modeling, the PLS approach for structural equation modeling, is presented. Lastly, the different algorithms and software are listed and a description is given of how PLS-Path Modeling has been implemented in social sciences

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To cite this Article: Mateos-Aparicio, Gregoria(2011) 'Partial Least Squares (PLS) Methods: Origins, Evolution, and Application to Social Sciences', Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 40: 13, 2305 — 2317

To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/03610921003778225

Uncontrolled Keywords:Evolution, Origins, Partial Least Squares Regression, PLS methods, PLS-Path Modeling.
Subjects:Sciences > Statistics > Multivariate analysis
ID Code:13208
Deposited On:23 Feb 2012 10:05
Last Modified:19 Dec 2018 10:04

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