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Mplus course in Structural Equation Modelling (2, 3, 5 or 9 days)

When Aug 29, 2015 10:00 AM to
Sep 06, 2015 05:00 PM
Where Cambridge, UK
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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

29 Aug - 6 Sep  2015
(Saturday to Sunday
of following week) 

2, 3, 5 or 9 day course
10.00 to 17.00

For details of the content
for each of the 9 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 

Saturday, August 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: Path Analysis

Quiz

 Sunday August 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 Structural Equation Modelling (ESEM and EFA)

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: ESEM (cont.)

Quiz

Monday August 31st: 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

Mplus tutorial

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Session 4: Moderation effects (cont.)

Quiz

Tuesday September 1st: 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 September 2nd: 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 September 3rd: 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 September 4th: 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 September 5th: 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 September 6th: 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.