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Structural Equation Modeling With Lavaan

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 structural equation modeling with lavaan will enable participants to:

    • – Acquire understanding of the principles and practice of structural equation modeling, as used in the social and behavioral sciences.
    • – Gain expert knowledge in using the R package lavaan.
    • – Understand how to deal with multiple groups, missing data, non-normal continuous data, and categorical data in a SEM context.
    • – Use multilevel SEM effectively to analyze longitudinal and hierarchical data,

Course Syllabus

Wednesday May 3rd – Day 1: introduction to structural equation modeling and lavaan

Course Starts at 1:30 for introductions.

  • SEM essentials
  • introduction to lavaan

2:15 – 2:30 Break Time

  • the lavaan ecosystem
  • Bayesian SEM using blavaan

Course Day1 Ending at 5pm

Thursday May 4th – Day 2: multiple groups, missing data, non-normal data and categorical data

Course Starts at 9am

  • meanstructures, multiple groups, and measurement invariance
  • missing data
  • non-normal continuous data and alternative estimators
  • refresher of probit and logit regression

Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:30

  • tetrachoric, polychoric and polyserial correlations
  • the limited-information (three-stage) approach (WLSMV and friends)
  • the full-information approach (marginal ML)
  • the relationship with item response theory (IRT)

Course Day2 Ending at 5pm

Friday May 5th – Day 3: multilevel SEM

Course Starts at 9am

  • how to recognize clustered/multilevel data
  • when do we need multilevel SEM?
  • multilevel regression

Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:30

  • multilevel CFA
  • multilevel SEM
  • practical issues when analyzing multilevel data with SEM software

Course Conclusion at 5pm

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 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.

Yves Rosseel Seminar Structural Equation Modeling With Lavaan