LIVE STREAM – 4-day Statistics Short Course
A comprehensive 4-day Stats Camp seminar on Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling.
- Design and measurement considerations in longitudinal research
- Building and evaluating a longitudinal SEM
- Latent Panel SEMs
- Evaluating longitudinal measurement invariance
- Multiple group longitudinal SEM
- Latent Mediation SEM
- Latent growth curve analysis
- Additional considerations for longitudinal modeling such as missing data and parceling
This camp is an advanced intensive short course in the analysis of longitudinal data using SEM. The course includes a series of live lectures along with time for individual and group consultation time to provide participants with the tools needed to use of SEM for the analysis of longitudinal data. If you already have a strong background in the application of SEM to analyze the covariance structure of multivariate data and you need to learn how to apply more advanced models to longitudinal data, this course is for you. Participants from a variety of fields, including sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, and communication, will benefit from the course.
Participants will receive a link to the course materials by the first day that includes lecture slides, software example scripts (in Mplus, lavaan, and LISREL), relevant supporting documentation, and recommended readings. Participants will receive a link to the course video recording at the end of the camp.
Instructor: Todd Little, Ph.D.
Todd D. Little, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Texas Tech University (TTU). Little is internationally recognized for his quantitative work on various aspects of applied SEM (e.g., indicator selection, parceling, modeling developmental processes) as well as his substantive developmental research (e.g., action-control processes and motivation, coping, and self-regulation). Prior to joining TTU, … Little has guided quantitative training and provided consultation to students, staff, and faculty at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development’s Center for Lifespan Studies (1991-1998), Yale University’s Department of Psychology (1998-2002), and researchers at KU (2002-2013, including as director of the RDA unit at the Lifespan Institute and as director of the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis). In 2001, Little was elected to membership in the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, a restricted-membership society of quantitative specialists in the behavioral and social sciences.
In 2009, he was elected President of APA’s Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics). He founded, organizes, and teaches in the internationally renowned ‘Stats Camps’ each June (see statscamp.org for details of the summer training programs) and has given over 150 workshops and talks on methodology topics around the world. As an interdisciplinary-oriented collaborator, Little has published with over 280 persons from around the world in over 65 different peer-reviewed journals. His work has garnered over 11,000 citations. He published Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling in 2013 and he has edited five books related to methodology, including the Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods and the Guildford Handbook of Developmental Research Methods (with Brett Laursen and Noel Card). Little has served on numerous grant review panels for federal agencies such as NSF, NIH, and IES, and private foundations such as the Jacobs Foundation. He has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over 15 grants and contracts and he has served as a statistical consultant on over 70 grants and contracts. In the conduct of his collaborative research, he has participated in the development of over 12 different measurement tools, including the CAMI, the Multi-CAM, the BALES, the BISC, the I FEEL, and the form/function decomposition of aggression.
Instructor: Zachary Stickley, Ph.D.
Zachary, Ph.D. is a senior research scientist at Yhat Enterprises LLC. where he pursues his research interests in measurement design, applied latent variable modeling, and modern approaches to missing data. Dr. Stickley has also served as an instructor and coordinator for the Stats Camp Foundation since first joining the team as a graduate student in 2018. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from College of Education at Texas Tech University with a focus on research methodology, measurement design, and statistical modeling. He received his Master of Education degree from Texas Tech University and his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tarleton State University.
APA Continuing Education Credits:
This course offers 16 hours of Continuing Education Credits. Stats Camp Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Stats Camp Foundation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Materials, downloads, recorded course video viewable for up to one year.