Methods Workshop 2023

  • Join us for a two-day workshop on June 5th and 6th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • The workshop will be held in-person in Pullman (room TBD) and on Zoom for other campuses.
  • This workshop is presented by the Learning and Performance Research Center, the Educational Psychology program, and the Department of Psychology at Washington State University.

Structural Equation Modeling Methods for Longitudinal Data

This two-day short course is intended as both a theoretical and practical introduction to structural equation modeling (SEM) methods specifically in service of addressing developmental/longitudinal research questions. Building upon participants’ knowledge of the multiple regression / general linear models, we will work up through measured variable path models, confirmatory factor models, and latent variable path models (general SEM) both cross-sectionally and then longitudinally. From there we will proceed into mean structure models and latent growth curve models, mention variants such as change score models and structured residual models, and touch upon practical issues such as covariates, missing data, and sample size determination. Examples will draw from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to education and psychology, and sample Mplus code will be provided (as well as parallel R/lavaan code as available).