During the last thirty eight years, the LISREL model, methods and software have become synonymous with structural equation modeling (SEM). SEM allows researchers in the social sciences, management sciences, behavioral sciences, biological sciences, educational sciences and other fields to empirically assess their theories. These theories are usually formulated as theoretical models for observed and latent (unobservable) variables. If data are collected for the observed variables of the theoretical model, the LISREL program can be used to fit the model to the data. Today, however, LISREL for Windows is no longer limited to SEM. The latest LISREL for Windows includes the following statistical applications.


LISREL is intended for:
 Standard structural equation modeling
 Multilevel structural equation modeling
These methods are available for the following data types:
 Complete and incomplete complex survey data on categorical and continuous variables
 Complete and incomplete simple random sample data on categorical and continuous variables
PRELIS can be used for:
 Data manipulation
 Data transformation
 Data generatiion
 Computing moment matrices
 Computing asymptotic covariance matrices of sample moments
 Imputation by matching
 Multiple imputation
 Multiple linear regression
 Logistic regression
 Univariate and multivariate censored regression
 ML and MINRES exploratory factor analysis
MULTILEV fits multilevel linear and nonlinear models to multilevel data from simple random and complex survey designs. It allows for models with continuous and categorical response variables.
SURVEYGLIM fits Generalized LInear Models (GLIMs) to data from simple random and complex survey designs.
Models for the following sampling distributions are available.
 Multinomial
 Bernoulli
 Binomial
 Negative Binomial
 Poisson
 Normal
 Gamma
 Inverse Gaussian
MAPGLIM implements the Maximum A Priori (MAP) method to fit generalized linear models to multilevel data.
 A review of the book Multivariate Analysis with LISREL is now available.
 A free trial license for LISREL 9.30 for Windows is now available.
 The free Student edition of LISREL 9.30 for Windows is now available.
 LISREL 9.30 for Windows (free upgrade for LISREL 9.10 and 9.20 for Windows) is now available.
 Multivariate Analysis with LISREL by Karl G Jöreskog, Ulf H. Olsson and Fan Y. Wallentin is now available.
 The third edition of A Beginner's Guide to Structural Equation Modeling by Randall E. Schumacker and Richard G. Lomax is now available.
 A book featuring LISREL in Chinese: Structural Equation Modeling Theory and Application.
 A book featuring LISREL in the Indonesian language: Structural Equation Modeling with LISREL 8.8 by Setyo Wari Wijanto.
 A book featuring LISREL: Structural equation modeling: a second course.





