SEM Series II: Latent Variables
October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Modern Languages Building (MLB), Room 2001A
This workshop will help participants develop skills in understanding and conducting latent variable models, with particular from the perspective of structural equation modeling. After a conceptual overview, a broad view of matrix factorization techniques will be provided along with specific examples (e.g. PCA, ‘factor analysis’). In addition, measurement error issues, reliability, and scale development will be discussed (e.g. ‘confirmatory’ factor analysis). Prerequisites: One should have a firm understanding of basic regression. R will be the program of choice, but nothing beyond very basic skill is assumed (e.g. import data, run a regression).
While this workshop can serve as a standalone session, the content is required knowledge for SEM III: Structural Equation Modeling.
To register for CSCAR workshops, call the CSCAR front desk at (734) 764-7828, or come to the office in person with payment (cash, check or a UM department shortcode):
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Closed 12pm – 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday for staff meeting.
Voice: (734) 764-7828 (4-STAT from a campus phone)
Fax: (734) 647-2440
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The University of Michigan
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070