Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling short course
|Dates:||24 February 2016 - 26 February 2016|
|Times:||09:00 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Course|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|How much:||£420 (public sector) £585 (private sector)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Structural Equation Models (SEM) amalgamate regression analysis, path analysis and factor analysis, allowing for more richly detailed statistical models to be specified and compared to data than by using these techniques individually.
Historically, SEM models were confined to the analysis of continuous observed data, limiting their usefulness in applied social research, where many phenomena are inherently discrete or are measured only with coarse-grained instruments.
Advances in recent years have made SEM methods for categorical data available to applied researchers.
This course aims to train quantitative social scientists to use the Mplus programme in the application of structural equation modelling techniques to non-continuous observed data.
The course also aims to integrate approaches that assume latent dimensions of variation (eg factor analysis) with approaches that assume unobserved groups or categories (eg latent class analysis).
Price: £420 (public sector) £585 (private sector)
Travel and Contact Information
Basement computer lab
Humanities Bridgeford Street