Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Advanced course on using Mplus

when 24 August 2015 - 28 August 2015
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 800

If you already know how to analyze your data in Mplus, but want to learn more about what you are actually doing, or if you want to know more about complex analyses, this course is for you. The course consists of in-depth lectures, lectures discussing complex models, and one day on Bayesian analyses.

This is a five-day course on structural equation modeling (SEM) using Mplus for researchers in the social and behavioural sciences who are already experienced Mplus users. The course consists of in-depth lectures on topics such as model fit, FIML, continuous, categorical, nominal and count variables, the TECH1 output, power analysis, and Bayesian analysis. In addition, more complex models are discussed such as multiple group CFA and measurement invariance, advanced LGM models, advanced longitudinal models (e.g. recent development with respect to cross-lagged panel models, McArdle’s latent difference/change score models, state-trait models). Participants obtain hands-on experience with these topics and models during computer labs (see the course overview for more details).

Note that we assume participants have Mplus experience, basic SEM knowledge (for example, you need to know how to run a default LGM model), and basic knowledge about Bayesian analyses. To prepare read this paper. A good preparation is our summer school course ‘Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus’, or any other one week introduction course about Mplus.

After registration we will ask you to briefly describe your SEM and Mplus experience as well as your expectations from this course, in order to see whether this is the right course for you.

Course leader

Dr. Rens van de Schoot

Target group

(Master) Students or (post-graduate) researchers who already use Mplus and followed a multiple-day introduction into Mplus, for example the course ‘Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling using Mplus’. You do not need to know matrix algebra, calculus, or likelihood theory. Participants from a variety of fields, including sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, and communication sciences, will benefit from the course.

After registration we will ask you to briefly describe your SEM and Mplus experience as well as your expectations from this course, in order to see whether this is the right course for you.

A maximum of 80 participants will be allowed in this course.

Please note: there is always a one-day delay between the registration system and the information on the website about the availability of places.

Course aim

The main objective of the course is to acquire an expert understanding of how structural equation models as applied in the social and behavioural sciences are analyzed using the Mplus.

Credits info

1.5 ECTS
Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 800: Course + course materials + housing

Tuition for PhD candidates from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences will be funded by the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
EUR 600: Course + course materials

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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