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Previous Short Courses Taught by the Mplus Team

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2014

  • Advances in Latent Variable Modeling using Mplus Version 7.2, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, July 21, 2014.
  • Advances in Latent Variable Modeling using Mplus Version 7.2, APS, San Francisco, May 22, 2014.
  • Advances in Latent Variable Modeling using Mplus Version 7.2, Storrs, Connecticut, United States, May 19, 2014.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2013

  • Mplus Workshop, Fifth Conference of the European Survey Research Association meeting, July, 2013
  • Mplus Workshop, Association for Psychological Science meeting, Washington DC, May 24, 2013
  • Mplus Workshop, Modern Modeling Methods Conference, Storrs, Connecticut, May 23, 2013

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2012

  • Mplus Short Courses, National Survey Research Center at Renmin University, Beijing, October 19-21, 2012
  • Mplus Short Courses, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, October 12-14, 2012
  • New Features Mplus Version 7: A Workshop by Bengt Muthen and Tihomir Asparouhov, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 27-29, 2012
  • Workshop Series in Statistical Modeling with Mplus: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Techniques, Johns Hopkins University, August 13-17, 2012

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2011

  • Mplus Short Course, University of Connecticut, May 24, 2011
  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 24-25, 2011
  • Eight-Topic Mplus Course Sequence, August 2009 - March 2011.
  • Mplus Short Course and Latent Variable Symposium, Taiwan, January 9-11, 2011

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2010

  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, August 16-18, 2010
  • Mplus Short Courses, IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, May 31- June 1, 2010
  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 22-23, 2010

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2009

  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, August 20-21, 2009
  • Mplus Short Courses, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany, July 17-18 and 20-21, 2009
  • Mplus Course at Johns Hopkins University, June 24-26, 2009
  • Mplus Course at AERA, April 12, 2009, San Diego, CA
  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 17-18, 2009

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2008

  • Mplus Short Courses, University of Michigan, November 10-11, 2008
  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, August 21-22, 2008
  • Mplus Short Course, Durham, NH, June 29, 2008
  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 18 and 19, 2008

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2007

  • Mplus Short Course, Institute of Education, London, December 4, 2007
  • Mplus Short Courses, University of Florence, Italy, September 10-12, 2007
  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, August 20-22, 2007
  • Mplus Workshop, SPR, Washington DC, May 29, 2007
  • Mplus Workshop, APS, Washington DC, May 27, 2007
  • Mplus Workshop, University of Utrecht, April 15, 2007
  • Mplus Short Course, Southern California Statistics Chapter, UCLA, March 31, 2007
  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 13-14, 2007
  • Mplus Short Course, ENAR meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 11, 2007

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2006

  • Mplus Short Courses, University of Montreal, October 23-24, 2006
  • Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, October 19-20, 2006
  • Mplus Short Course, UCLA, August 16, 2006
  • Mplus Course in Europe, June 28-30, 2006
  • Workshop on Mixture Modeling in Mplus, University of Maryland, May 17, 2006
  • Multilevel Presentation at AERA in San Francisco, April 8, 2006

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2005

  • Mplus Short Courses, Alexandria, Virginia, November 7-11, 2005
  • Workshop on Growth Modeling May 2005
  • Workshop on Multilevel Modeling March 2005

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2004

  • Mplus Short Courses in Alexandria, VA November 8-12, 2004
  • Mplus Workshop at the SMABS meeting in Jena, Germany, July 22, 2004

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2003

  • Mplus Short Courses in Alexandria, VA, November 3-7, 2003
  • Mplus Short Courses in Fulda, Germany, January 8-11, 2003

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2002

  • Mplus Short Courses in Washington, DC, September 17-20, 2002

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2001

  • Mplus Short Courses, Santa Monica, November 5-8, 2001
  • Mplus Short Course at Pennsylvania State University, May 21-23, 2001
  • Mplus Short Courses in Boston, March 28-31, 2001

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2000

  • Mplus Short Course in Nottingham, UK, September 5-8, 2000
  • Mplus Presession at AERA in New Orleans, April 22-23, 2000
  • Mplus Short Courses in Amsterdam, March 22-24, 2000
  • Mplus Short Courses in Bethesda, Maryland, March 5-7, 2000

Announcements for courses and presentations in 1999

  • Mplus Workshop, October 7, 1999, University of Maryland at College Park
  • Growth modeling short course using Mplus at UCLA June 12-14
  • Mplus methodology presentation in Chicago April 22
  • Mplus-related presentations at AERA

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2012

Latent Variable Modeling Using Mplus, Beijing, China, October 19-21, 2012
This course is hosted by National Survey Research Center at Renmin University, Beijing, China and gives an overview of Mplus modeling, including new Version 7 features. The course is taught by Bengt Muthen, Linda Muthen, and Tihomir Asparouhov. The same course is also taught in Hong Kong. Click here for further information and to register. Click the following links for the handouts for days 1, 2 and 3: Day 1, Day 2. Day 3.

Latent Variable Modeling Using Mplus, Hong Kong, October 12-14, 2012
This course is hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and gives an overview of Mplus modeling, including new Version 7 features. There is no registration fee. There is no registration fee. The course is taught by Bengt Muthen, Linda Muthen, and Tihomir Asparouhov. The same course is also taught in Beijing. Click here for further information and to register. Click the following links for the handouts for days 1, 2 and 3: Day 1, Day 2. Day 3.

New Features Mplus Version 7: A Workshop by Bengt Muthen and Tihomir Asparouhov, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 27-29, 2012
Three-day workshop in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Presented by the Summer School Utrecht University. Click here for further information. Click here for Mplus Version 7 background readings and course handouts.

Workshop Series in Statistical Modeling with Mplus: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Techniques, Johns Hopkins University, August 13-17, 2012
This 1-week course is taught by Katherine Masyn, Hanno Petras, Rens van de Schoot, Gitta Lubke, Tihomir Asparouhov, and Bengt Muthen. Click here for further information and to register. Click here for the specific content of the Muthen-Asparouhov teaching August 16 and 17. Click here for Mplus Version 7 background readings and course handouts.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2011

Mplus Short Course, University of Connecticut, May 24, 2011

An Mplus Short Course will be given at University of Connecticut, May 24, 2011. It covers Bayesian analysis using Mplus. The course corresponds to Topic 9 in the Mplus course sequence. Click here for more information. The course is a pre-session to the Modern Modeling Methods Conference, May 25-26, 2011; see http://www.modeling.uconn.edu/. Click here to view Bengt Muthen's talk, and here to view Tihomir Asparouhov's talk.

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 24-25, 2011

Two Mplus Short Courses will be given at the Johns Hopkins University, March 24-25, 2011. They cover cross-sectional and longitudinal multilevel analysis using Mplus. The courses correspond to Topics 7 and 8 in the Mplus course sequence. Click here for more information and to register.

Eight-Topic Mplus Course Sequence

A sequence of courses covering key areas of modeling in Mplus will be given August 2009 - March 2011. The courses build on each other so that a previous course provides the background for the next. The fee for each course is kept low at no more than $100/day. Click here for more information on the sequence of courses.

Mplus Short Course and Latent Variable Symposium, Taiwan, January 9-11, 2011

A course on latent variable modeling using Mplus will be given January 10-11 at the National Taichung University, Taichung, Taiwan. Click here for more information and to register. The course is preceded by a one-day latent variable symposium on January 9. Click here for more information. Click here to see information on the event and photos.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2010

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, August 16-18, 2010

Three short courses will be given at the Johns Hopkins University, August 16-18, 2010. The first two courses cover Topics 5 and 6 of the 8-topic Mplus course sequence, categorical latent variable (mixture) modeling in cross-sectional and longitudinal modeling settings. The third course presents new features in Mplus Version 6 with a focus on Bayesian analysis including multiple imputation. Click here for more information and to register.

Mplus Short Courses, IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, May 31- June 1, 2010

Two short courses that cover growth modeling, survival analysis, and missing data analysis will be given at IDEC- Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, May 31 and June 1, 2010. These are Topics 3 and 4 of the 8-topic Mplus course sequence. In addition, Bayesian analysis in Mplus Version 6 will be discussed at the end of the second day. Click here for more information and to sign up for the full two-day course. Click here to sign up for the first day only. Click here to sign up for the second day only.

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 22-23, 2010

Two short courses that cover growth modeling, survival analysis, and missing data analysis will be given at the Johns Hopkins University, March 22-23, 2010. These are Topics 3 and 4 of the 8-topic Mplus course sequence. Click here for more information. Registration begins November 16.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2009

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, August 20-21, 2009

These two short courses cover factor analysis and structural equation modeling. These are Topics 1 and 2, representing the restart of the 8-topic Mplus course sequence. Click here for more information and to sign up for August 20. Click here to sign up for August 21.

Mplus Short Courses, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany, July 17-18 and 20-21, 2009

These two sets of short courses cover mixture (latent class) modeling and multilevel modeling (topics 5, 6 and 7, 8 in the Mplus course sequence). Click here for more information.

Mplus Course at Johns Hopkins University, June 24-26, 2009

Mplus Course at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Mental Health Summer Institute. This course builds on the two-quarter series on Statistics for Psychosocial Research. It covers longitudinal analysis with latent variables. Click here for more information.

Mplus Course at AERA, April 12, 2009, San Diego, CA

This one-day course covers cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses with categorical latent variables. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 17-18, 2009

These two short courses cover multilevel modeling of cross-sectional and longitudinal data. These are Topics 7 and 8, the final two topics in the one-year, 8-topic Mplus course sequence. Click here for more information. Click here to register for the first day (3/17) on cross-sectional modeling and click here to register for the second day (3/18) on longitudinal modeling.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2008

Mplus Short Courses, University of Michigan, November 10-11, 2008

Two Mplus short courses will be given Monday November 10 and Tuesday November 11, 2008 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The courses concern modeling with categorical latent variables (mixture modeling). The first day covers models for cross-sectional data and the second day covers models for longitudinal data. These two courses correspond to Topics 5 and 6 in the one-year Mplus course sequence. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, August 21-22, 2008

Two Mplus short courses will be given Thursday August 21 and Friday August 22, 2008 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The topics for the first day are introductory and intermediate growth modeling. The topics for the second day are advanced growth modeling, missing data analysis, and survival analysis. These two courses correspond to Topics 3 and 4 in the one-year Mplus course sequence. Registration begins May 1. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Course, Durham, NH, June 29, 2008

An Mplus Short Course will be held on Sunday June 29 as a pre-conference workshop at the International Psychometric Society Meeting in Durham, New Hampshire. The topic is advanced latent variable mixture modeling using Mplus. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 18 and 19, 2008

Two one-day Mplus short courses will be held on March 18 and 19 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. The host for the short courses is the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention in the Department of Mental Health. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. They will be taught by Bengt and Linda Muthen. The topics for the first day are exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and structural equation modeling for continuous observed variables. The second day expands on this by discussing the same models for categorical observed variables, including mediational modeling and item response theory. Click here for more information and to register.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2007

Mplus Short Course, Institute of Education, London, December 4, 2007

A one-day short course will be held on December 4 at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. The host for the short course is the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. The course is taught by Bengt and Linda Muthen and covers multilevel modeling in Mplus including new methods in the upcoming Mplus Version 5. Click here for more information. Individuals interested in the course may also want to attend the December 5 multilevel modeling conference in London arranged by the Royal Statistical Society. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Courses, University of Florence, Italy, September 10-12, 2007

A three-day workshop on latent variable modeling with Mplus will be held on September 10, 11 and 12, 2007 in Florence, Italy. It is organized by the Department of Statistics of the University of Florence. The workshop will be taught by Bengt Muthén and Linda Muthén. Topics include observed and latent categorical variable modeling, longitudinal modeling and multilevel modeling with Mplus. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, August 20-22, 2007

Three one-day Mplus short courses will be held on August 20, 21, and 22, 2007 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. The host for the short courses is the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention in the Department of Mental Health. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. They will be taught by Bengt and Linda Muthen. The topic is multilevel modeling with latent variables. Registration is now open. Click here for more information.

Mplus Workshop, SPR, Washington DC, May 29, 2007

A one-day workshop on analysis of preventive intervention data using mixture modeling in Mplus will be held as a pre-session of the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Washington DC, May 29, 2007. The workshop presents methods based on random effects and latent classes using recent advances in latent variable modeling with Mplus. Click here for more information.

Mplus Workshop, APS, Washington DC, May 27, 2007

A half-day workshop on growth modeling applications in Mplus will be offered by Bengt Muthén at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Sunday May 27, 2007 in Washington DC. Click here for more information.

Mplus Workshop, University of Utrecht, April 15, 2007

A workshop on multilevel structural equation modeling will be offered by Joop Hox at the University of Utrecht, April 15, 2007. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Course, Southern California Statistics Chapter, UCLA, March 31, 2007

A one-day short course on statistical analysis using the general latent variable framework of Mplus will be given at UCLA on Saturday March 31, 2007. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, March 13-14, 2007

Two one-day Mplus short courses will be held on March 13th and 14th at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. The host for the short courses is the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention in the Department of Mental Health. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. They will be taught by Bengt and Linda Muthen. Topics include latent class analysis, factor (IRT) mixture analysis, latent transition analysis, latent class growth analysis, and growth mixture modeling. Registration will begin on November 15, 2006. Click here to register. The Johns Hopkins short courses are part of a new approach to Mplus training. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Course, ENAR meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 11, 2007

A one-day short course on advances in latent variable mixture modeling using Mplus will be given on Sunday March 11, 2007 in conjunction with the ENAR (Biometrics) 2007 Spring meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The course will be taught by Bengt Muthen. Click here for more information (see page 52).

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2006

Mplus Short Courses, University of Montreal, October 23-24, 2006

Muthén and Muthén will offer two one-day short courses on October 23 and 24 at the University of Montreal, Canada. The topics are cross-sectional and longitudinal latent variable mixture modeling. Course information, including a course application form, and directions to the University of Montreal are available in PDF form.

Mplus Short Courses, Johns Hopkins University, October 19-20, 2006

Muthén and Muthén will offer two one-day short courses on October 19 and 20 at the Alumni Auditorium in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. The host for the short courses is the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention in the Department of Mental Health. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. Topics include exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, and growth modeling. Registration will begin on May 8, 2006. Click here to register. The Johns Hopkins short courses are part of a new approach to Mplus training. Click here for more information.

Mplus Short Course, UCLA, August 16, 2006

Bengt Muthén will offer a one-day short course on August 16 at the Summer Institute of the Center for Advancing Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research at UCLA. The topic is New Longitudinal Analysis Techniques Using Mplus. Click here for more information.

Mplus Course in Europe, June 28-30, 2006

Joop Hox and the Department of Methodology & Statistics, Utrecht University, the Netherlands will host an Mplus short course on June 28, 29, and 30. On June 28, Joop Hox will teach an introductory course. On June 29 and 30, Bengt and Linda Muthen will teach a course focusing on latent variable mixture modeling, including latent class analysis, factor mixture modeling, IRT mixture modeling, latent transition analysis, growth mixture modeling, and multilevel modeling with latent classes. New features available in Version 4 will be included. The fee for the introductory day is EUR 50. The fee for the 2-day course is EUR 100. The course is closed due to exceeding the room capacity of 150. For information about the course click here. To contact the host of the course email to Mpluscourse@mail.fss.uu.nl.

Workshop on Mixture Modeling in Mplus, University of Maryland, May 17, 2006

Bengt Muthen gave a 1-day pre-conference workshop on mixture modeling in Mplus on May 17. The Conference on Mixture Models in Latent Variable Research was held on May 18-19. Click here for more information about the workshop and the conference.

Multilevel Presentation at AERA in San Francisco, April 8, 2006

Bengt Muthen presented the talk Beyond Conventional HLM at the HLM Special Interest Group meeting of the American Educational Research Association on April 8, 2006. Presentation can be downloaded from here.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2005

Mplus Short Courses, Alexandria, Virginia, November 7-11, 2005

Muthén and Muthén will offer five one-day short courses on November 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 in Alexandria, Virginia. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. Topics include regression, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables including latent class analysis, growth mixture modeling, and discrete-time survival mixture analysis.

Click here for more information.

Workshop on Growth Modeling May 2005

A one-day training session on "General growth modeling with latent variables using Mplus" will be given as a preconference workshop at the annual convention of the American Psychological Society in Los Angeles, May 26, 2005.

Workshop on Multilevel Modeling March 2005

Two one-day, no-cost training sessions on Mplus will be given at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD on March 17 and 18, 2005. The topics include growth and growth mixture modeling (2- and 3-level modeling), multilevel factor analysis, multilevel structural equation modeling, and multilevel latent class modeling.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2004

Mplus Short Courses in Alexandria, VA, November 8-12, 2004

Muthén and Muthén will offer five one-day short courses on November 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 in Alexandria, Virginia. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. Topics will include factor analysis, structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables including latent class analysis, growth mixture modeling, and discrete-time survival mixture analysis. New features available in Mplus Version 3 will be included.

Mplus Workshop at the SMABS meeting in Jena, Germany, July 22, 2004

Muthén and Muthén will offer a one-day Mplus workshop on July 22 at the Jena, Germany meeting of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioral Sciences. This one-day workshop describes new modeling opportunities using latent variable techniques that are available in Mplus Version 3.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2003

Mplus Short Courses in Alexandria, VA, November 3-7, 2003

Muthén and Muthén will offer five one-day short courses on November 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 in Alexandria, Virginia. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. The first four days will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics. Topics include exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables including latent class analysis, growth mixture modeling, and discrete-time survival mixture analysis. New features available in Mplus Version 3 will be included. The fifth day will focus exclusively on new features available in Mplus Version 3.

Mplus Short Courses in Fulda, Germany, January 8-11, 2003

Muthén & Muthén will offer four one-day short courses on January 8, 9, 10, and 11 in Fulda, Germany. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. The four courses will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics. Topics include exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables including latent class analysis, growth mixture modeling, and discrete-time survival mixture analysis.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2002

Mplus Short Courses in Washington, DC, September 17-20, 2002

Muthén & Muthén will offer four one-day short courses on September 17, 18, 19 and 20 in Washington, DC. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. The four courses will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics. Topics include exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables including latent class analysis, growth mixture modeling, and discrete-time survival mixture analysis.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2001

Mplus Short Courses, Santa Monica, November 5-8, 2001

Muthén & Muthén will offer four one-day short courses on November 5, 6, 7, and 8 in Santa Monica, California. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. The four courses will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics. Topics include exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables including latent class analysis, growth mixture modeling, and discrete-time survival mixture analysis. Following is the content of the four days:

      Day 1: Traditional Latent Variable Modeling Using Mplus
      Day 2: Growth Modeling With Latent Variables Using Mplus
      Day 3: Special Topics In Latent Variable Modeling Using Mplus
      Day 4: Modeling With Categorical Latent Variables Using Mplus

Mplus Short Course at Pennsylvania State University, May 21-23, 2001

A three-day Mplus short course will be offered as part of the Pennsylvania State Summer Institute on Longitudinal Methods. This course will cover growth modeling and growth mixture modeling in a computer workshop format. Participants may benefit from taking the Boston short courses in combination with the Penn State workshop. In particular, the Boston Day 2 and Day 4 courses provide a good background for the Penn State workshop.

Mplus Short Courses in Boston, March 28-31, 2001

Muthén & Muthén is offering four one-day short courses on Statistical Analysis With Latent Variables Using Mplus in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 28-31, 2001. The days can be taken individually or in combination. The four courses will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics including exploratory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, advanced growth modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables. Following is the content of the four days:

      Day 1: Introductory Latent Variable Modeling Using Mplus
      Day 2: Growth Modeling With Latent Variables Using Mplus
      Day 3: Special Topics In Latent Variable Modeling Using Mplus
      Day 4: Modeling With Categorical Latent Variables Using Mplus

Announcements for courses and presentations in 2000

Mplus Short Course in Nottingham, UK, September 5-8, 2000

Muthén & Muthén is offering a four-day Short Course on Statistical Analysis With Latent Variables Using Mplus in Nottingham, England, on September 5-8, 2000. The days can be taken individually or in combination. The course will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics including exploratory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, advanced growth modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables. Following is the content of the four days:

  • Day 1 Introductory latent variable modeling
  • Day 2 Growth modeling with latent variables
  • Day 3 Special topics in latent variable modeling including categorical outcomes, multilevel data, and missing data
  • Day 4 Modeling with categorical latent variables

Mplus Presession at AERA in New Orleans, April 22-23, 2000

The presession "Analysis of Longitudinal Data Using Mplus" (Presession R) will focus on the analysis of longitudinal data. In recent years, there have been many new developments in the areas of mixed linear modeling, multilevel modeling, latent growth curve analysis, and growth mixture modeling which provide new analysis opportunities for longitudinal data. These developments will be discussed in the context of general latent variable modeling. Some growth models to be discussed include the piecewise growth model, parallel process growth model, multiple indicator growth model, and growth mixture model. Issues to be discussed include the specification, and parameterization of growth models and power and design issues. Material will be presented in a lecture style using transparencies. The topics in each segment will be presented both in theory and in practice. Examples of how to perform the analyses will be shown using the Mplus program. The presession is suitable for professionals in the areas of measurement, psychometrics, and research methods and individuals who work with longitudinal data. It is also suitable for graduate students in education and psychology who have methodological interests. Knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of latent variable structural equation modeling or hierarchical linear modeling is useful although knowledge of regression analysis may be sufficient.

Mplus Short Courses in Amsterdam, March 22-24, 2000

Mplus latent variable analysis will be treated in three one-day short courses offered on March 22, 23, and 24 in Amsterdam. Local arrangements are made by IOPS (Interuniversity Graduate School for Psychometrics and Sociometrics). These courses can be taken individually or in combination. The three courses will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics. Topics include exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, advanced growth modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables including latent class analysis. For each topic, issues of model specification, identification, estimation, testing, and model modification will be discussed. Modeling hints will be given. Mplus input setups will be featured and output will be used for interpretation of analysis results. Instructors are Bengt and Linda Muthén.

Mplus Short Courses in Bethesda, Maryland, March 5-7, 2000

Muthén & Muthén will offer three one-day short courses on March 5, 6, and 7 in the Washington D.C. area on statistical analysis with latent variables using Mplus. These courses can be taken individually or in combination. The three courses will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics. Topics include exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, general structural equation modeling, growth modeling, modeling with categorical outcomes, modeling with missing data, multilevel modeling, advanced growth modeling, and modeling with categorical latent variables including latent class analysis.

Announcements for courses and presentations in 1999

Mplus Workshop, October 7, 1999, University of Maryland at College Park

The workshop, "New Modeling Opportunities for Growth Mixture/Latent Class Analysis using Mplus", will be given as a presession of the conference, "Measuring Change in Complex Social Systems". The topics of the workshop include: an overview of person-centered versus variable-centered analyses, latent class analysis with covariates, latent profile analysis, interactions between categorical latent variables, complier average causal effect (CACE) estimation in randomized trials, growth mixture modeling with latent trajectory classes, curve shapes as predictors, and estimation of non-linear treatment-baseline interaction effects in randomized trials. The conference will be held on October 8 on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park. The conference is arranged by C. Mitchell Dayton from the Department of Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation. There is a presession registration fee of $100.

Growth modeling short course using Mplus at UCLA June 12-14

The new Advanced Methods Institute at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies is sponsoring its first short course, "Analysis of Longitudinal Data: Growth Modeling Using Latent Variables". It will take place at UCLA. The short course includes discussions of new growth modeling opportunities using latent variables. Examples will be demonstrated using the Mplus software. The short course will include an optional day of Mplus hands-on training in a PC lab. The instructors are Bengt and Linda Muthén.

Mplus methodology presentation in Chicago April 22

The Health Research and Policy Centers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are sponsoring a presentation by Bengt Muthén on new methodology in Mplus entitled "Advances in Latent Variable Modeling using Mplus". It will be held in room 509/510 of the Chicago Circle Center, 750 S. Halsted St, from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM.

Mplus-related presentations at AERA

New types of latent variable analyses using Mplus will be presented in two sessions at the upcoming AERA (American Educational Research Association) meeting in Montreal, April 19-23:

  • Special NCME session on "Perspectives on Item Response Modeling". Presenters are Darrell Bock who speaks on IRT equating, Rod McDonald who speaks on multidimensional IRT, Fumiko Samejima who speaks on graded response models, and Bengt Muthén who speaks on new analysis directions using general latent variable mixture modeling. Tuesday, April 20, 12:25-1:55 PM in the Marriott, Salle de Bal, Lower Level.

  • AERA symposium on applications of new Mplus methodology, "Second Generation Structural Equation Modeling". Topics include growth mixture modeling, longitudinal data on families, reading development, randomized trials and CACE estimation, fitting of models with categorical latent variables, and cohort-sequential modeling. Presenters are Bengt Muthén and his current and former students. Wednesday, April 21, 8:15-9:45 AM, session 23.38, Sheraton, Salon 3, Level 2.