Workshop Title: Structural Equation Modeling with lavaan
This half-day workshop will provide both a refresher of SEM concepts and
practices, and a tutorial on how to use the open-source R package lavaan
for SEM. After a brief general introduction to SEM, several specific
topics will be discussed: mean structures and multiple groups,
measurement invariance, dealing with missing data and non-normal data,
CFA with binary and ordinal data, and the connection with item response
theory (IRT). The workshop will be based on lecture-style presentations
interchanged with practical sessions.
Lecturer: Yves Rosseel obtained his PhD from Ghent University, Belgium. He is now an associate professor at the Department of Data Analysis, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University. His research interests include neuroimaging data analysis, connectivity and causality, and structural equation modeling. He is the author of lavaan, an R package for structural equation modeling.