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Jason Newsom's
USP 655 Advanced Data Analysis: Structural Equation Modeling


 

 

 

 

2015 Syllabus
Click here for the class syllabus, reading list, and my contact information.

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Course Readings
Required and Optional

 

 

 

 

Current Homework
Get a copy of the current homework and link to the data sets.

 

 

 

 

Homework Data Sets
Sample data files for homework problems.

 

 

 

 

Handouts and Overheads
Handouts I've discussed in class and some of the overheads presented in class (pdf format). Not available until after they are covered in class.

Overhead: Brief History of SEM

Summary of Matrix Commands in SPSS

Summary of Matrix Commands in R

Matrix Operation Examples in SPSS and R

Wright's Rules of Tracing and Decomposition of Correlation Matrices

Data Set Preparation and Reading Raw Data with Mplus

Path Analysis Example

Latent Variables

One-Factor CFA Examples: Mplus and lavaan, Amos Example (.amw file), Amos Output (.AmosOutput file)

LISREL Notation, Notation Explanation

Basic Concepts of Fit with Mediational Path Models

Maximum Likelihood Estimation

Some Clarifications and Recommendations on Fit Indices

Nested Models, Model Modifications, and Correlated Errors

Two-factor Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Modification Indices Examples: Mplus and lavaan, Amos

Improper Solutions in SEM

Missing Data and Missing Data Estimation

Missing Data Examples: Mplus and lavaan

Full Structural Equation Model Examples: Mplus and lavaan, Amos (.amw file)

Alternative Estimation Methods

Practical Approaches to Dealing with Nonnormal and Categorical Variables

Examples of Estimates for Nonnormal Data, lavaan

Invariance Tests in Multigroup SEM

Mplus Multigroup SEM Example

Latent Variable Cross-lagged Panel Models

Mplus Cross-lagged Panel Model Example with Measured Variables

Mplus Cross-lagged Panel Model Example with Latent Variables

Mediation Analysis with Two Waves

Mean Structures

Overheads: Growth Curves

Latent Growth Curve Example: Mplus and lavaan

Second-Order Latent Growth Curve Model

Second-Order Growth Curve Example Syntax: Mplus and lavaan

Minimum Sample Size Recommendations

Advanced Topics and Further Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links
Several internet sites devoted to SEM that are relevant to the class.

Dave Kenny
A great website with introductory material on most SEM topics.
Download a very good introductory book, Correlation and Causality, for free.

Ed Rigdon
An excellent site that serves as a gateway to most of the SEM sites on the web.

SEMNET
I encourage you to join and read this SEM discussion list. You can also search the archives for answers to common questions.

Mplus
Lots of example programs and a Mplus discussion section.

SEMrefs
A list which I have put together of hundreds of references for many SEM topics.

Muthen & Muthen Mplus Webinars
View videos of SEM lectures anytime.