Statistical Methods Seminar Description
Overview: This 2 1/2-day course is an advanced intensive short course on modern structural equation modeling using the free and open-source R package `lavaan’ (see http://lavaan.org).
The course starts with a concise overview of the principles and practice of structural equation modeling, followed by an introduction to the lavaan package. On the next day, we will discuss many special topics that are often needed by applied users (missing data, multiple groups, non-normal data, categorical data, etc.). On the third day, we will discuss multilevel structural equation modeling, and how it can be applied to the analysis of hierarchical and longitudinal data. The course will be based on lecture-style presentations interchanged with practical sessions using the R package lavaan.
Instructor: Yves Rosseel
Yves obtained his PhD from Ghent University, Belgium. He is now an associate professor at the Department of Data Analysis, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University. His research interests include computational statistics, connectivity and causality, and structural equation modeling. He is the author of lavaan, an R package for structural equation modeling.