Structural Equation Models and Latent Variables: An Introduction

Instructor(s):

  • Kenneth Bollen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This course will introduce participants to Structural Equation Models (SEMs) with and without latent variables. It provides an overview of the statistical theory underlying SEMs and practice with SEM computer software. The topics include path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, simultaneous equation models (recursive and nonrecursive), incorporating multiple indicators and measurement error into models, alternative estimators, model identification, and assessing model fit.

Prerequisites: The course does not require prior experience with SEM software. Participants should have strong backgrounds in matrix algebra, regression analysis, and factor analysis.

Software: Primary software for the workshop will be Mplus and we will focus on the Mplus input and output. However, if a participant already has experience with another SEM software package, they are free to independently run the workshop exercises using it.

Fee: Members = $1700; Non-members = $3200

Tags: structural equations, SEM, LISREL, latent variables

Course Sections

Section 1

Location: ICPSR -- Ann Arbor, MI

Date(s): July 23 - July 27

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructor(s):

  • Kenneth Bollen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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