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SEM and Longitudinal Data Analysis with Mplus (2, 3 or 6-days)

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When

Sep 29, 2014 10:00 PM to
Oct 04, 2014 05:00 PM

Where

Cambridge, UK

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These mix and pick courses provide an introduction to various aspects of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using the Mplus package. They will be of interest to absolute beginners with no or little prior knowledge. Basic concepts of SEM and a general introduction to Mplus will be given on the first day.  The topics covered are: 

  • General SEM (including mediation and moderation analysis)
  • Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (EFA and CFA)
  • The examination of measurement equivalence and DIF
  • Latent growth curve models and latent growth class analysis/mixture models.

 No prior knowledge of these topics or of Mplus itself is assumed. However, if you are not familiar with Mplus you will need to take the first day in order to cope with the remainder of the course. On completion, participants should have an understanding of the topics covered and be able to conduct structural equation modelling in Mplus. Sandwich lunch and coffee will be provided at times specified in the schedule. Participants should bring their laptop computers with them. 

LocationDates and TimeFeeTutors

Psychometrics Centre
University of Cambridge
CB2 3EB 

MAP

29th Sept - 4th Oct 2014 (Mon to Sat) 

2, 3 or 6 day course
10.00 to 17.00

For details of the content
for each of the 6 days
see the timetable below

Full 6 day course
Business: £800
Academics: £600
Students: £450

Any 3 days
Business: £600
Academics: £400
Students: £300

Any 2 days
Business: £350
Academics: £250
Students: £175 

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Dr Gabriela Roman and
Arielle Bonneville-Roussy

Detailed course content 

Sunday, September 28th: Meet and Greet

19:00 – 22:00

Meet and Greet: restaurant reservations for dinner will be made for all who express an interest in meeting the teachers and other participants (cost of dinner not covered)

 Monday, September 29th:  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: Recap

Tutorial and quiz

 Tuesday, September 30th: Factor Analysis

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: Factor analysis: introduction and special issues

(skewed, missing, categorical data)

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) &

Exploratory structural equation modelling (ESEM)

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: Recap

Tutorial and quiz

Wednesday, October 1st: Measurement equivalence testing

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1: Multiple groups analysis and measurement equivalence:

Importance and application

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:50

Session 2: Measurement equivalence using Mplus

Mplus tutorial

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Session 3: Moderation effects and special topics

Mplus tutorial

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: Recap

Tutorial and quiz

 Thursday, October 2nd: Independent study

All day

Independent study (access to the seminar room provided, 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
  • Enjoy Cambridge, rest and refresh

 Friday, October 3rd: 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: Recap

Tutorial and quiz

 Saturday, October 4th: 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

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.