Statistical Methods Seminar Description
Overview: This summer institute is an intensive short course on the principles of structural equation modeling. Topics include confirmatory factor analysis, multiple-group comparisons, factorial invariance as well as extended applications such as hierarchical models and multi-level SEM.
Instructor: Todd D. Little & Noel A. Card
Todd is a professor of Educational Psychology and Leadership at Texas Tech University. Little is also the director of the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy (IM
MAP) at Texas Tech University. He holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of California-Riverside. Little in 2013 received the APA Division 5 Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring. Download Todd’s CV (PDF)
Noel is an associate professor Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John’s University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in quantitative and developmental psychology at the University of Kansas. Noel has received many accolades for his skills at teaching and consulting on SEM issues and concepts, and has worked extensively in applying SEM to longitudinal and dyadic data.
Software and Computer Support
If you need to analyze the covariance structure of multivariate data and have a basic statistical background, this course is for you. You should have a good working knowledge of the principles and practice of multiple regression and elementary statistical inference. You do not need to know matrix algebra, calculus, or likelihood theory (although that knowledge would be beneficial). 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. No previous knowledge of LISREL, Mplus or Laavan is assumed. Furthermore, nearly all the techniques taught in the course can be translated fairly easily to most other packages.
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