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Mplus course in Structural Equation Modelling (2, 3, 5 or 8 days)

When Apr 01, 2016 10:00 AM to
Apr 10, 2016 05:00 PM
Where Cambridge, UK
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NOTE: The January 15-24 2016 Mplus course is now fully booked.
Registration is for the 1- 10 April 2016.

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus. The course contains three main components:

  •     General SEM and Latent Variables
  •     Longitudinal Data Analysis
  •     Multi-level Modelling

In a nutshell, the topics covered are: general structural equation modelling (including mediation and moderation analysis), exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, the examination of measurement equivalence, latent growth curve models, latent growth class analysis/mixture models multi-level regression, multi-level factor analysis and multi-level SEM. The course is aimed at absolute beginners with no or little prior knowledge and the first day will cover basic concepts of SEM and give an introduction to Mplus. No prior knowledge of these topics or of Mplus is assumed. However, if you are not familiar with Mplus, you need to take the first day in order to cope with the remainder of the course. At the end of the course, the participants should have an understanding of the topics covered and be able to conduct structural equation models in Mplus. Sandwich lunch is provided.

LocationDates and TimeFeeTutors

Seminar Room, 1st Floor,
Department of Psychology,
New Museums Site, 
Free School Lane,
Cambridge 
CB2 3RQ

MAP

1 - 10 April 2016
(Friday to Sunday
of following week) 

2, 3, 5 or 8 day course
10.00 to 17.00

For details of the content
for each of the 8 days
see the timetable below

Full course: £800

Any 5 days: £600

Any 3 days: £420

Any 2 days: £320

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Dr Gabriela Roman and
Dr Arielle Bonneville-Roussy

Detailed course content 

Friday, 1st April:  General SEM with cross-sectional and longitudinal data

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: Introduction to SEM

SEM in Mplus: model components

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: Autoregressive models

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: Mediation analysis

Mplus tutorial

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: Path Analysis

Quiz

 Saturday, 2nd April: Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Measurement Invariance

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: Intrduction to measurement equivalence testing

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: Measurement equivalence and group mean comparisons

Mplus tutorial

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: Group mean comparisons (continued)

Quiz

Sunday, 3rd April: Measurement equivalence testing

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: Moderation effects with continuous and categorical moderators

Mplus tutorial

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: Factor Analysis within an exploratory framework (EFA)

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: Exploratory Structural Equation Modelling (ESEM)

Mplus tutorial

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: ESEM (cont.)

Quiz

Monday  4th 

All day 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April: Independent study

(access to the seminar room, but no teachers)

Things to do:

  • Study constructs learned in the previous days
  • Apply the newly learned constructs to your data
  • Study constructs to be taught in the following days
  • If you are interested in consultancy services from the teachers, you could schedule them now
  • Enjoy Cambridge, rest and refresh

Tuesday, 5th April: Modelling individual trajectories over time

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: An Introduction to Latent Growth Curve Modelling (LGM)

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: The Linear Latent Growth Curve Model using Mplus

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: LGM variations: Quadratic and Piecewise models

Mplus tutorial

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: LGM (cont.)

Mplus Tutorial and quiz

Wednesday 6th April: Group-based trajectories

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: An introduction to Latent Class Growth Analysis (LCGA)

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: Latent Class Growth Analysis using Mplus

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: Special topics and variations: Growth Mixture Modelling (GMM) and Longitudinal Latent Class Analysis (LLCA)

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: Recap

Mplus tutorial and Quiz

Tutorial and quiz

 Thursday 7th April: Independent study

All day

Independent study (access to the seminar room, but no teachers)

Things to do:

  • Study constructs learned in the previous days
  • Apply the newly learned constructs to your data
  • Study constructs to be taught in the following days
  • If you are interested in consultancy services from the teachers, you could schedule them now
  • Enjoy Cambridge, rest and refresh

Friday 8th April: Multi-level regression

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: An introduction to Multi-level modelling

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: Multi-level regression with predictors at one level

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: Multi-level regression with predictors at both levels

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: Recap

Mplus tutorial and quiz

Saturday 9th April: Multi-level Mediation and Moderation

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: Multi-level Mediation Analysis 1

Mplus tutorial

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: Multi-level Mediation Analysis 2

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: Further cross-level interactions

Mplus tutorial

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: Recap

Mplus tutorial and quiz

Sunday 10th April: Multi-level factor analysis and SEM

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: Multi-level factor analysis (EFA and CFA)

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: Multi-level factor analysis (cont.)

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: Multi-level structural equation modelling

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: Multilevel SEM (cont.)

Mplus tutorial and quiz

References:

Brown, T. (2006). Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research. New York: Guilford Press.

Byrne, B. (2012). Structural Equation Modeling with MPlus: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming. New York: Taylor & Francis Group.

Geiser, C. (2013). Data Analysis with Mplus (Methodology in the Social Sciences). New York: Guilford Press.

Kline, R.B. (2010). Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling (3rd Edition). New York: The Guilford Press.