SPSS® Amos enables you to specify, estimate, assess and present models to show hypothesized relationships among variables. The software lets you build models more accurately than with standard multivariate statistics techniques. Users can choose either the graphical user interface or non-graphical, programmatic interface.
SPSS Amos allows you to build attitudinal and behavioral models that reflect complex relationships. The software:
- Provides structural equation modeling (SEM)—that is easy to use and lets you easily compare, confirm and refine models.
- Uses Bayesian analysis—to improve estimates of model parameters.
- Offers various data imputation methods—to create different data sets.
AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures).
It is designed primarily for structural equation modeling, path analysis, and covariance structure modeling, though it may be used to perform linear regression analysis and ANOVA and ANCOVA. It features an intuitive graphical interface that allows the analyst to specify models by drawing them. It also has a built-in bootstrapping routine and superior handling of missing data. It reads data from a number of sources, including MS Excel spreadsheets and SPSS databases.