SEM with Mplus: Multiple-group analysis


14/02/2024 - 06/03/2024

Organised by:



Dr Gabriela Roman


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Dr Gabriela Roman

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Venue: Online


Course website:


Course framework and background:

This online course covers the foundations of structural equation modelling using the software Mplus, with topics including:

  • Main types of research questions in multiple-group studies
  • Simple multiple-group mediation
  • Structural invariance: Wald tests and chi-square difference tests
  • Estimators: ML, MLR and WLSMV
  • Moderated mediation
  • Measurement invariance
  • Partial measurement invariance
  • Mean group comparisons
  • Multiple-group structural equation modelling


Course format:

Each course has 3 units, released at a rate of one per week, every Wedensday, at 12 noon London time. 

The course contains 3 elements:

  1.  Video-based lessons: These are pre-recorded and made available to you 24/7, so you can fit them around your schedule. To aid active learning, placeholders appear throughout the videos to invite you to “have a think” before the answer is given. 
  2. Mplus files: A dropbox folder contains all the Mplus files used in the course, plus a few other external resources. The best use of the files is to annotate them as you go along. 
  3. Discussion forum: The website  includes a "Discussion forum". You are welcome to post questions there about anything that might be unclear in the course.


This course is a data analysis course, not a statistics course. This means we will learn when to use different statistical techniques based on our research questions, what these techniques do (in an intuitive non-mathematical way), how to apply them using Mplus and how to interpret the results. 

As this course is non-mathematical, so should be suitable for anyone. However, if you are entirely new to SEM and Mplus, I highly recommend you also take the Foundation course (listed on the course website, at .


Teacher and course background:

I am an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, with a PhD in Developmental Psychology. Click here to see my university profile.  

This online course emulates my in-person ‘SEM with Mplus’ courses (, which have been running since 2013 in Cambridge. The courses were first delivered under the umbrella of the University of Cambridge and then as a private venture, hosted by Selwyn College, Cambridge. 

All the online courses are also endorsed and published on the official Mplus software website.  


£190 - £270

Website and registration:


East of England


Regression Methods, Confirmatory factor analysis, Structural equation models, Mplus, Measurement invariance, Structural invariance, Moderated mediation.

Related publications and presentations:

Regression Methods
Confirmatory factor analysis
Structural equation models

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