Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Structural equation models 5 Cr Lecture Course 16.1.2020 - 28.2.2020
Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Structural equation models 5 Cr Lecture Course 16.1.2019 - 28.2.2019

Target group

Optional course.

Master's Programme in Mathematics and Statistics is responsible for the course.

The course belongs to the Statistics and Social statistics module.

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

Prerequisites

Bachelor studies

Learning outcomes

Basic knowledge of applying Structural Equation Models (SEM) in practice using Mplus and/or R software

Timing

Recommended time/stage of studies for completion: 1. or 2. year

Term/teaching period when the course will be offered: varying

Contents

Basics of structural equation models, introduction to Mplus software, single-group analyses (first-order confirmatory factor analysis, full structural equation model), multiple-group analyses (analysis of covariance structures, full structural equation model)

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Lectures, computer classes and weekly assignments

Study materials

Lecture notes and Barbara Byrne (2012) Structural Equation Modeling with Mplus: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming

Assessment practices and criteria

Active participation and weekly assignment reports, Course will be graded with grades 1-5

Completion methods

Active participation and weekly assignment reports