DATIC 2020 Summer Workshop Schedule

The following courses are being offered in June, 2020 at the University of Connecticut (Storrs campus)

Structural Equation Modeling Using Mplus

June 8-12, 2020
Dr. D. Betsy McCoach

This introductory workshop on Structural Equation Modeling covers basics of path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and latent variable modeling. Using Mplus, participants will learn how to build, evaluate, and revise structural equation models using Mplus. Although the workshop does not require any prior knowledge or experience with SEM, participants are expected to have a working knowledge of multiple regression, as well as some experience using a statistical software program. The class takes place in a computer lab with Mplus on every computer so there is no need to bring a computer or a copy of Mplus to the workshop.

Multilevel Modeling Using R

June 15-19, 2020
Dr. D. Betsy McCoach and Dr. Randi L. Garcia

This workshop covers the basics and applications of multilevel modeling with extensions to more complex designs. Participants will learn how to analyze both organizational and longitudinal (mostly growth curve) data using multilevel modeling and to interpret the results from their analyses. Although the workshop does not require any prior knowledge or experience with multilevel modeling, participants are expected to have a working knowledge of multiple regression. The emphasis will be practical with minimal emphasis on statistical theory, but those seeking more statistical information can arrange an individualized session with the instructors. All analyses will be demonstrated using R. Instruction will consist of lectures, computer demonstrations of data analyses, and hands-on opportunities to analyze practice data sets using R. No prior familiarity with R is required. Although all examples are presented in R, we will also discuss other software options, including HLM, Stata, and Mplus.