Longitudinal SEM

Session 2: May 3 – 5, 2017 – Lisbon, Portugal
DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon – Fontana Park

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Statistics Course Objectives

The 2.5-day training institute on Longitudinal SEM will enable participants to:

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the different models that can be applied to longitudinal data.
  • Develop a clear understanding of how the models can be specified and adapted to address the specific needs and questions of the investigator.
  • Gain knowledge of the ways in which one should formulate models test alternative models, and evaluate models with regard to statistical and practical significance.
  • Become proficient in the use of the program(s) LISREL 8.8x and or Mplus 5.x for analysis of structural models as they apply to longitudinal data (R and SAS® assistance available).

Course Syllabus

Euro Stats Camp 2017: Longitudinal SEM
Wednesday May 3, 2017
1:30-2:00 Welcome and Introductions. Overview of Longitudinal Models
2:00-3:15 Design and Measurement Issues in Longitudinal Modeling
3:15-3:30 Snack and Refreshment Break
3:30-5:00 Design and Measurement Issues, continued (e.g., missing data, parceling)
Thursday May 4, 2017
9:00-10:45 Quick Review of Foundations of SEM
10:45-11:00 Snacks and Refreshment Break
11:00-12:30 Longitudinal Panel Models: Basics
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:15 Multiple-group Longitudinal Panel Models; CFA and SEM
3:15-3:30 Snack and refreshment Break
3:30-5:00 Wrap-up then Individual Consultations
Friday May 5, 2017
9:00-10:45 Longitudinal Mediation and Moderation
10:45-11:00 Snack and Refreshment Break
11:00-12:30 Latent Growth Curve Modeling: Basics
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:15 Latent Growth Curve Modeling: Multivariate and Multiple Groups
3:15-3:30 Snack and Refreshment Break
3:30-5:00 P-Technique and Dynamic P-Technique single subject modeling and Dyadic Longitudinal Modeling


Why Should You Attend?

  • Get 1 on 1 Consultation With Instructor
  • Professional Networking
  • Peer Socializing
  • Collaboration
  • All Course Resources
  • Breakfast (For Students Staying At Venue Hotel)
  • Lunch, and All-Day Tea/Coffee/Snack Service
  • After Class Networking Mixers

Statistical Methods Course Description

Overview: This camp is an advanced intensive short course in the analysis of longitudinal data using SEM. The course will be a series of lectures and computer workshops to provide participants with advanced training in the use of SEM for the analysis of longitudinal data.

Topics include:

• Design and measurement issues in longitudinal research
• Traditional panel designs
• Latent growth curve analysis
• Growth mixture modeling
• Multi-level SEM with longitudinal data
• Dynamic intra-individual modeling

Instructor: Todd D. Little

Instructor_Todd-LittleTodd D. Little, PhD is a Professor and director of the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy at Texas Tech University. He is widely recognized for his quantitative work on various aspects of applied SEM (e.g., modern missing data treatments, indicator selection, parceling, modeling developmental processes) as well as his substantive developmental research (e.g., action-control processes and motivation, coping, and self-regulation). His work has garnered over 21,200 citations with an h-index of 72 and an i10-index of 170. In 2001, he was elected to membership in the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, and in 2009, he was elected President of APA’s Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics). He is a fellow in APA, APS, and AAAS. In 2013, he received the Cohen award from Division 5 of APA for distinguished contributions to teaching and mentoring and in 2015 he received the inaugural distinguished contributions award for mentoring developmental scientists from the Society for Research in Child Development. Both awards cited his founding of Stats Camp (Statscamp.org) in 2003 and its ongoing impact on shaping the quality of scientific inquiry for both past and future generations of researchers.

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Course Audience

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. We strongly recommend that you attend our five-day intensive summer institute on the foundations of SEM as a pre-requisite to taking this five-day advanced course. If you have not taken the foundations Course, you should have extensive experience or have taken a graduate-level course on SEM before enrolling.

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.

The course will support LISREL, Mplus or Laavan. Some assistance will be available for questions related to other structural modeling packages. Previous knowledge of LISREL, Mplus or Laavan is preferred but not required.


Course Files

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