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SEM in R: Structural Equation Modeling in R (3 or 4 days)

When Jan 10, 2017 09:30 AM to
Jan 13, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Cambridge, UK
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This course is an introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) using R, the popular open-source software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The course will present the lavaan package, rapidly becoming the tool of preference for SEM in R. Participants will actively work through practical examples to gain first-hand experience in the application of factor analysis and other more advanced latent trait models. We will also introduce ggplot2, a simple R package for your data visualisation. You will be learning the following topics in this course:  

  • Introduction to R and data analysis
  • Graphical representations of data points and latent trait models
  • Basic concepts of factor analysis (EFA/CFA/Categorical CFA)
  • Basic concepts of latent trait analysis (SEM)
  • Application of mediation & moderation techniques and bootstrapping estimator
  • Multiple group analysis and evaluation of continuous and categorical data measurement invariance

You don’t need to know R to follow the course. However, if you are not familiar with R, you will need to attend Day 1, which is an introduction to the R software. On completion, participants should have a good knowledge of the topics covered and have acquired an independent use of R and latent trait analysis.

 We believe in active learning and developing practical skills. Thus, the necessary theoretical introduction will be illustrated with practical examples and we will be working with real data. No prior knowledge about SEM is assumed. The pace of teaching is adjusted to suit the level of the participants. Teaching will be in small groups so that delegates can make the most of the teaching.

 Participants should bring their laptop computers with them, and ensure to have installed the latest version of R from http://cran.r-project.org/ and RStudio from http://www.rstudio.com/ide/download/ upon arrival. 

LocationDates and TimeFeeTutors

Department of Psychology
Downing Site
University of Cambridge
CB2  3EB

MAP

10th to 13th Jan 2017  
(Tues to Fri) 

3 or 4 day course
9.30 to 17.30

For details of the content
for each day
see the schedule below

4 days

Business: £850 + 20% VAT
Academics: £600 + 20% VAT
Students: £475 + 20%VAT

3 days
Business: £700 + 20% VAT
Academics: £500 + 20% VAT
Students: £400 + 20% VAT 

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Dr Luning Sun,
Aiden Loe

Schedule

Day 1 – Introduction to R and data visualisation

09.30 – 10.50 Session 1: R and Rstudio installation. Introduction to basic R.

10.50 - 11.10 Coffee break

11.10 - 12.30 Session 2: Data analysis in R (Practical).

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.230 Session 3: Data visualization using ggplot2 (Practical).

15.20 - 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 - 17.00 Session 4: Practical examples and exercises.

17.00 - 17.30 Q & A.

Day 2 – Factor Analysis (EFA and CFA) for continuous and categorical data

09.30 - 10.50 Session 1:Recap on Day 1, Theory of Factor Analysis.

10.50 - 11.10 Coffee break

11.10 - 12.30 Session 2: Exploratory Factor Analysis (Practical). Confirmatory Factor analysis (Practical).

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.20 Session 3:Confirmatory Factor analysis (Practical).

15.20 - 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 - 17.00 Session 4: Practical examples and exercises.

17.00 - 17.30 Q & A.

Day 3 SEM and Multiple Group Analysis (Measurement invariance analysis)

09.30 - 10.50 Session 1: Recap on Day 2;  Measurement Invariance (Theory).

10.50 - 11.10 Coffee break

11.10 - 12.30 Session 2: Measurement Invariance (Practical).

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch

14.00 - 15.20 Session 3: Multi-group analysis for categorical data (Theory and Practical).

15.20 - 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 - 17.00 Session 4: Practical examples and exercises.

17.00 - 17.30 Q & A.

Day 4 – Mediation, Moderation and Bootstrapping

09.30 - 10.50 Session 1: Recap on Day 3, SEM (Theory and Practical).

10.50 - 11.10 Coffee break

11.10 - 12.30 Session 2:Mediation and Moderation (Theory and Practical).

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.20 Session 3: Bootstrapping (Theory and Practical), Recap and exercises

15.20 - 16.00 Certificates and Q&A