CONTROL VARIABLES PLS

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CONTROL VARIABLES PLS

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Good morning,
I do not understand how to calculate control variables (such as price, nº of clients, etc) in PLS? How do I codify the variables? How do I operate in PLS to get these inputs? Does it differ when operating with higher order constructs?
Thank you very much
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You just add the data to you data file and model it as a single-indicator in PLS. You include a path from that single-indicator construct to your dependent construct in the path model to control for the influence of that variable.
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And how do I analyze the control variable? In case it is significant, how do I interpret it?
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Usually you don't explicitly interpret control variables. That is what distinguishes a control variable from a predictor variable for which you have a hypothesis. You only want to control for potential effects.
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Re: CONTROL VARIABLES PLS

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Hi. Watch my lecture "Dealing with Control Variables in PLS Path Model using SmartPLS: Path Analysis and Interpretation".

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