Longitudinal SEM Seminar 2018-06-14T23:50:21+00:00

Longitudinal SEM Seminar

Session 2: June 11 – 15, 2018
Albuquerque, NM – Embassy Suites


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$1,795 Faculty/Professional or $1,095 Student/Post-Doc

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Statistics Seminar Objectives

The five-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.

Seminar Syllabus

Summer Stats Camp 2018: Longitudinal SEM
Monday June 11, 2018
9:00-10:45 Welcome and Introductions. Overview of Longitudinal Models
10:45-11:00 Snack and Refreshment Break
11:00-12:30 Design and Measurement Issues in Longitudinal Modeling
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:15 Review of Foundations of SEM
3:15-3:30 Snack and Refreshment Break
3:30-5:00 Parcels and Parceling
Tuesday June 12, 2018
9:00-10:45 Longitudinal Panel Models: Basics
10:45-11:00 Snacks and Refreshment Break
11:00-12:30 Multiple-group Longitudinal Panel Models; CFA and SEM
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:15 Latent Growth Curve Modeling: Basics
3:15-3:30 Snack and refreshment Break
3:30-5:00 Latent Growth Curve Modeling: Multivariate and Multiple Groups
Wednesday June 13, 2018
9:00-10:45 Introduction to Finite Mixture Modeling
10:45-11:00 Snack and Refreshment Break
11:00-12:30 Introduction to growth mixture modeling
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:15 Latent class growth analysis (LCGA)
3:15-3:30 Snack and Refreshment Break
3:30-5:00 Growth mixture modeling (GMM)
Thursday June 14, 2018
9:00-10:45 Missing Data: Planned and Unplanned
10:45-11:00 Snack and Refreshment Break
11:00-12:30 Longitudinal Mediation
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:15 Longitudinal Moderation
3:15-3:30 Snack and Refreshment Break
3:30-5:00 Multilevel Growth Modeling
Friday June 15, 2018
9:00-10:45 Discrete-time survival analysis (DTSA) using latent variables
10:45-11:00 Snack and Refreshment Break
11:00-12:30 DTSA (continued)
12:30-1:30 Lunch break
1:30-~3:30 Wrap-up then Individual Consultations

Why Should You Attend?

  • Get 1 on 1 Consultation With Instructor
  • Professional Networking
  • Peer Socializing
  • Collaboration
  • All Seminar Resources
  • Breakfast (Embassy guests), Lunches, & Snacks Daily

Statistical Methods Seminar Description

Overview: This camp is an advanced intensive short seminar in the analysis of longitudinal data using SEM. The seminar 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

Instructors: Todd D. Little & Katherine Masyn

Todd 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 26,500 citations with an h-index of 81 and an i10-index of 186. 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.
Download Todd’s CV (PDF)

Katherine is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health. She was previously on the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and received her doctorate in Social Research Methodology at UCLA under the mentorship of Prof. Bengt Muthén. Katherine’s research focuses on the development and application of latent variable statistical models related to: survival and event history analysis; multivariate and multifaceted longitudinal processes, e.g., latent transition growth mixture models; and, more broadly, the characterization and parameterization of both observed and unobserved population heterogeneity in cross-sectional and longitudinal settings, e.g., factor mixture models. Katherine enjoys close collaborations with colleagues from the fields of Human Development, Education, Psychology, Public Health, and Prevention Science and is known for her enthusiastic instruction on applied latent variable techniques for substantive audiences.

Software and Computer Support
Seminar 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 seminar 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 seminar. If you have not taken the foundations Seminar, you should have extensive experience or have taken a graduate-level seminar 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 seminar.

The seminar 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.

Seminar Files

Below are links to seminar files for those who enrolled in the seminar. Please download these files onto your computer before the first day of the seminar. The files are password protected to respect the intellectual property rights of the instructors. By using your login information, you agree not to share your login information or the content protected by it.

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