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path analysisExploring the route visitors take on a website as they navigate from page to page based on the choices offered. See Web analytics.
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path analysisa statistical method using REGRESSION to quantify the relationships between VARIABLES. A causal model is generated, depicted by a . path diagram which shows how the variables are assumed to effect or be affected by each other. The observed data is compared with this model and if it is compatible it can be concluded that the causal effects may be as depicted in the model; it is not proof that the paths of causation are correct. see also CAUSAL MODELLING.
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