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Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling

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Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling

Time: September 27, 2013 at 9am to September 28, 2013 at 4pm
Location: Courtyard by Marriott – Magnificent Mile Chicago
Street: 165 East Ontario Street
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://www.statisticalhorizon…
Phone: 610-642-1941
Event Type: seminar, training
Organized By: Statistical Horizons LLC
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2013

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Taught by Paul D. Allison, Ph.D. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is a statistical methodology that is widely used by researchers in the social, behavioral and educational sciences.  First introduced in the 1970s, SEM was a marriage of psychometrics and econometrics. On the psychometric side, SEM allows for latent variables with multiple indicators. On the econometric side, SEM allows for multiple equations, possibly with feedback loops. In today’s SEM software, the models are so general that they encompass most of the statistical methods that are currently used in the social and behavioral sciences.  

Here Are a Few Things You Can Do With Structural Equation Modeling

    • Test complex causal theories with multiple pathways.
    • Estimate simultaneous equations with reciprocal effects.
    • Incorporate latent variables with multiple indicators.
    • Investigate mediation and moderation in a systematic way.
    • Handle missing data by maximum likelihood (better than 
      multiple imputation).
    • Analyze longitudinal data. 
    • Estimate fixed and random effects models in a comprehensive framework.
    • Adjust for measurement error in predictor variables.

Because SEM is such a complex and wide-ranging methodology, learning how to use it can take a substantial investment of time and effort. Now, you have a the opportunity to learn the basics of SEM from a master teacher, Professor Paul D. Allison, in just two days.

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