PLS with fixed equal item weights?

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bi@nc@
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PLS with fixed equal item weights?

Post by bi@nc@ » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:37 am

Hi,
A reviewer of my paper is debating the use of PLS based on the article "Partial least squares path modeling: Time for some serious second thoughts" from Ronkko et al. (2016) In order to show the robustness of PLS I am considering estimating the models again with fixed equal item weights. However, I have no clue on how to do that.
Can someone provide me with some advice?
Thank you in advance.
Kind regards,
Bi@nc@

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Re: PLS with fixed equal item weights?

Post by jmbecker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:18 pm

There are different ways to do that, but the easiest way is the following:
Double click on each construct and choose as Indicator Weighting Mode the Sumscores.
It will show you that you use Sumscores by placing a small "S" inside the construct.

Then just run the normal PLS algorithm, bootstrapping, etc.
Dr. Jan-Michael Becker, University of Cologne, SmartPLS Developer
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