Researcher Development Initiative in Quantitative Methods
- SEM in R, 6-9 September 2016, Cambridge
- Mplus course in Structural Equation Modelling, 4-10 July, Cambridge
These workshops are designed to address the needs of academic staff and postgraduate students who operate at the cutting-edge of methodology in Latent Variable Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling . Most of our workshops use Mplus or the open-source statistical language R. We have a variety of courses, ranging from those for absolute beginners with no or little prior knowledge of either language, to more advanced courses addressing particular analytic methods. These include:
- General Structural Equation Modelling (including mediation and moderation)
- Exploratory, Confirmatory and Multiple Group Factor Analysis,
- Latent Growth Curve Models and Latent Growth Class Analysis/Mixture Models
- Measurement Equivalence and Differential Item Functioning (DIF),
- MIMIC models
- Longitudinal Data Analysis
- Multivariate Item Response Theory (MIRT)
Workshops include a range of tutorials and practical sessions. Participants should bring their laptop computers with them, preferably with either Mplus or R installed as appropriate.
What our candidates say:
- "The introduction to R was very useful for me, Aiden and Chris were good teachers and very helpful"
- "I liked the The 'spirit' of the workshop which was intense, motivation and very hands-on - thank you so much for a brilliant course!"
- "A really great atmosphere and great teaching that fostered a collaborative learning environment"
- "This course was well paced, informative and I think everybody enjoyed it and got a lot of out of it. This is rare in either stats or software courses so amazing to get it right on both counts" (University Lecturer, London)
- "All the things that I have learned will, surely, improve my skills as a researcher."
- "A visit to a wonderful city and an exciting University, as well as so many interesting fellow students and researchers."
- "Thank you for your kindness, your interest and (speaking as a developmental psychologist!), your true availability, sensitivity and responsiveness to every question asked or any request for help."
- "I am very excited about applying the techniques you've showed me to my own data!" (Researcher, Portugal)
- "I really enjoyed the course. The tutors were both excellent at presenting very technical information and I thought the course was very well organised to address the range of knowledge across the participants and make sure everyone benefited the same." (Researcher, London)