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SEM in R workshop
|University of Cambridge|
Dr Luning Sun, Dr Aiden Loe
10/03/2020 - 13/03/2020
The Psychometrics Centre,
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This course offers an introduction to Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using R, the popular open-source software for statistical computing and graphics. It will present the lavaan package, rapidly becoming the tool of preference for SEM in R. Participants will actively work through practical examples to gain first-hand experience in the application of factor analysis and other more advanced latent trait models. We will also introduce ggplot2, a simple R package for data visualisation. You will be learning the following topics in this course:
You don’t need to know R to follow the course. However, if you are not familiar with R, you will need to attend Day 1, which is an introduction to the R software. On completion, participants should have a good knowledge of the topics covered and have acquired an independent use of R and latent trait analysis.
We believe in active learning and developing practical skills. Thus, the necessary theoretical introduction will be illustrated with practical examples and we will be working with real data. No prior knowledge about SEM is assumed. The pace of teaching is adjusted to suit the level of the participants. Teaching will be in small groups so that delegates can make the most of the teaching.
Participants should bring their laptop computers with them, and have installed the latest version of R from https://www.r-project.org/ and RStudio from http://www.rstudio.com/ide/download/ before arrival.
Lunch is provided throughout the workshop, and weather-permitting we organise a punting tour on River Cam on Day 3 or 4.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
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East of England
Latent Variable Models, Latent trait analysis, Principal components analysis, Factor analysis, Confirmatory factor analysis, Structural equation models
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