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





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





Supplemental Course Readings
Required and
Optional





Current Homework
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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
OneFactor 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
Some
Clarifications and Recommendations on Fit Indices
Nested Models,
Model Modifications, and Correlated Errors
Twofactor
Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Modification
Indices Examples: Mplus and lavaan,
Amos
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
Latent Variable
Crosslagged Panel Models
Mplus Crosslagged Panel Model Example with Measured
Variables
Mplus Crosslagged Panel Model Example with Latent
Variables
Mediation
Analysis with Two Waves
Latent Growth
Curve Example: Mplus and lavaan
SecondOrder
Latent Growth Curve Model
SecondOrder
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.