Bollen, Kenneth A. (2000). Modeling Strategies: In Search of the Holy Grail. Structural Equation Modeling, 7(1)
Modeling strategies are subject to debate for virtually all statistical procedures. Witness the sharp disagreements over stepwise regression, the interpretation of clusters in cluster analysis, or the identification of outliers and influential points. The largely objective basis of statistical algorithms does not remove the need for
Structural Equation Modeling
Bollen, Kenneth A.