The PROMISE AGEP, The Graduate School at UMBC, and The UMBC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are co-sponsoring the “Advanced Statistics” seminar series with Dr. Christopher Rakes. Dr. Rakes is presenting series on structural equation modeling and meta-analysis. The next lunch seminar is on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. A live webcast will be available on our PROMISE YouTube channel for those who aren’t available to have lunch with us, to learn in person.
Session 4: Feb. 11, 2015
Structural Equation Modeling
Testing the Validity of a Causal Structure
Lunch and learn:
Lunch will be served at the beginning of the seminar. You may eat during the session.
If you have a UMBC ID, please RSVP here: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/29308
Guests may RSVP by posting in the comment section below to let us know that you are coming.
The webcast and the event are free, and open to all who wish to attend.
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis is a set of methods for combining results from multiple studies to examine an overall effect. These techniques allow researchers to “step back” from individual studies and see a clearer picture of the field. This series will include methods for conducting systematic literature reviews and computing effect sizes.
Structural Equation Modeling is a robust analytic framework that envelopes and improves upon many other familiar analytic methods (e.g., ANOVA, regression). Structural equation modeling, allows researchers to model both measured variables (such as items on a questionnaire) and the unobserved (latent) factors associated with those variables. This series will include methods for using structural equation modeling to conduct confirmatory factor analysis, testing causal structures, and comparing group differences in latent means.
About Dr. Rakes
- Faculty site: http://www.umbc.edu/education/faculty/bio/rakes.php
- Personal website: http://csrakes.yolasite.com/
Dr. Rakes makes his materials available on the resources section of his website: http://csrakes.yolasite.com/resource.php