Xitao Fan and Stephen A. Sivo provide a very good resource for any researcher whishing to carry out a Monte Carlo Simulation within the SEM framework. The simulation design and the data conditions are not only documented in an ideal fashion, but also very accessible to read. Furthemore, they show how to cope with and, furthermore, to respond and incorporate the reviewers’ comments. The only downer is the some lack of documentation. If the authors would have published their paper in the Teacher’s Corner of “Structural Equation Modeling”, readers would have benefited from the SAS commands being used in this study. Anyway, read this paper!
Fan, Xitao/ Sivo, Stephen A. (2007): Sensitivity of Fit Indices to Model Misspecification and Model Types. In: Multivariate Behavioral Research, 42(3), 509-529.