Presentation on theme: "Using the SmartPLS Software"— Presentation transcript:
1 Using the SmartPLS Software Joe F. Hair, Jr.Founder & Senior Scholar
2 Getting Started with the SmartPLS Software The next slide shows the graphical interface for the SmartPLS software. In the following slides we describe how to draw and execute a PLS-SEM model using the SmartPLS software program. Before you draw your model, you need to have data to use in running your model. The data we will use to run our example PLS model can be downloaded at the following URL: When you get to the website scroll down to the Corporate Reputation Example where it says Click on the following links to download files.SmartPLS can use both data file formats (i.e., .csv or .txt). Follow the onscreen instructions to save one of these two files on your hard drive. Click on Save Target As to save the data to a folder on your hard drive, and then Close. Now go to the folder where you previously downloaded and saved the SmartPLS software on your computer. Click on the file that runs SmartPLS ( ) and then on the Run tab to start the software. You are now ready to create a new SmartPLS SEM project.
20 More SmartPLS Options . . .With complex structural models you may want to change the size of your model To do this there are + and – magnifying glasses and some preset options. For example, if you highlight “Page” it adjusts your model to fit the page.
21 More SmartPLS Options . . .This menu opens when you use your right mouse button to click on a project, model, or data file in your “Projects” navigation window. You can choose from the following options:Add a new model to an existing SmartPLS project by selecting “Create New Model”.Create an entirely new project by selecting “Create New Project.” This is the same as selecting “File” “New” “Create New Project” from the menu bar.Associate a data file with an existing project by selecting “Import Indicator Data”Copy, move, rename, or remove (delete) a project, model, or data file by selecting either of the four “Resource” choices.When choosing to copy, move, or rename a resource, SmartPLS will ask you to select a target folder and name for the resource.When removing (deleting) a resource, SmartPLS will ask you to confirm your choice.“Import” or “Export” SmartPLS models, projects, or data file with other users.“Properties” allows you to see the properties (file type, location, size, and date last modified) of SmartPLS resources.