SmartPLS 3.3.9 is a software with graphical user interface for variance-based structural equation modeling (SEM) using the partial least squares (PLS) path modeling method. Users can estimate models with their data by using basic PLS-SEM, weighted PLS-SEM (WPLS), consistent PLS-SEM (PLSc-SEM), and sumscores regression algorithms.
The software computes standard results assessment criteria (e.g., for the reflective and formative measurement models and the structural model, including the HTMT criterion, bootstrap based significance testing, PLSpredict, and goodness of fit) and it supports additional statistical analyses (e.g., confirmatory tetrad analysis, higher-order models, importance-performance map analysis, latent class segmentation, mediation, moderation, measurement invariance assessment, multigroup analysis). Since SmartPLS 3.3.9 is programmed in java. it can be executed and run on different computer operating systems such as Windows and Mac.
These are the minimum requirements for your computer:
Yes. Nothing changes here. We still offer a student version with reduced functionality.
SPSS is first-generation software and needs to fulfill lots of assumptions to run the analysis. contrarily, SmartPLS 3.3.9 is the second generation software that is easy to use and can handle complex models. This is also helpful for the higher-order constructs.
There are several videos are available for beginners which might help to learn the smartpls.