How to Access
We currently have limited user licenses for SmartPLS4. Please visit the Central Library to use the software.
About SmartPLS
SmartPLS is a comprehensive and user-friendly software package that aids researchers and analysts in structural equation modeling (SEM). SmartPLS provides a powerful yet user-friendly platform for modeling complex relationships between latent variables, whether you are conducting academic research, business analysis, or social science studies.

What is SEM?

Structural equation modeling is a statistical technique that allows researchers to investigate complex causal relationships and put theoretical models to the test using both observed and latent variables. SmartPLS has a graphical interface that makes it easy to create and analyze structural equation models, making it suitable for users with varying levels of statistical expertise.
Advantages of SmartPLS
SmartPLS's ability to handle both reflective and formative measurement models is one of its key advantages. This means that you can investigate models in which latent variables are measured by reflective indicators (for example, customer satisfaction) or formative indicators (for example, brand image).
SmartPLS provides flexibility in capturing the multidimensional nature of constructs in your research by supporting both measurement types.
SmartPLS provides advanced analysis capabilities. It enables researchers to investigate mediation and moderation effects, allowing them to delve deeper into understanding the underlying mechanisms and conditional relationships in their models.
Furthermore, the software supports multi-group analysis, allowing users to compare and contrast results based on gender, age, or geographical region.
SmartPLS has an easy-to-use user interface that makes model creation easier. Users can easily define latent variables, specify relationships, and assign indicators using its drag-and-drop functionality, all within a visual environment. The software also includes powerful tools for evaluating model fit, estimating path coefficients, and creating detailed reports.