19. – 20. 11. 2018: Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling

Dates: Nov 19-20, 2018, 9.00 – 17.00

Room: RB 436

Registration: https://fph.vse.cz/veda/pro-zamestnance-a-doktorandy/registrace-na-seminar/?idakce=36

Teacher: Levente Littvay

Description: The course is designed to provide scholars with a basic understanding of structural equation modeling (SEM). Special attention is given to the translation of theoretical expectations into SEM, the interpretation of results in SEM analyses and the general use and misuse of SEM in the social sciences. While the course is predominantly designed to give you the knowledge of SEM we start with a quick introduction of necessary foundations like correlations, covariances, regression and factor analysis. Applications will include path models, factor analyses and structural equation models. The goal of the course is to offer a basic introduction and the foundation for students to start using and critically assessing SEM and also have the ability to independently discover and master advanced SEM statistical topics. Upon completion the students will have a basic conceptual understanding of SEM and its statistical foundations. Students will be able to critically assess the appropriateness of such techniques in their own and other people’s research and conduct SEModeling themselves to the highest academic standards.

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Maximum number of participants: 25 (due to limited capacity, register ASAP)