Where do I find latent variable scores in SmartPLS 3?

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Wiwi2000
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Where do I find latent variable scores in SmartPLS 3?

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Hello,

could anyone please help and explain, where I can find the scores of my latent variables? I had a look at the report. There is a point called "Latent variable". However, what I get, when I click on it, is a list that provides various values for each of my latent variables. How do I interpret the list?

I ask, because I want to model a three-way-interaction and, therefore, need to calculate the interaction-terms outside SmartPLS. However, to do this, I need the latent variable scores.

Thank so much,

Christian
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Re: Where do I find latent variable scores in SmartPLS 3?

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When you click on "Latent Variables" you will get the latent variables scores. These "various values" for your latent variables are the scores you are looking for. It is a value for each observation/repsondent in your dataset.
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Re: Where do I find latent variable scores in SmartPLS 3?

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SmartPLS 2 used to provide unstandardized latent variable scores. Can I find them under PLS 3?
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Re: Where do I find latent variable scores in SmartPLS 3?

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Yes, in the IPMA algorithm.
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Re: Where do I find latent variable scores in SmartPLS 3?

Post by asoror@fullerton.edu »

Thank you very much. I was searching currently in the forum for an answer and I found that you already addressed my question two years ago.
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