2010/11 – Strukturní modelování

Název kurzu: Structural Equation Modeling: Theory and Appliance

Modul : kvantitativní

Kód: PSY028c a SOC931c

Vyučující: Maarten van Zalk (Örebro University, Švédsko)

Termín konání: výuka 16. – 22. května 2011

Vyučovací jazyk: angličtina



This course reviews the theoretical background and application of data analysis with structural equation modelling (SEM) techniques.  The course will be composed of two integral parts: Theory and Application (using MPlus software).  First, the course will provide an overview of general theoretical and statistical concepts and assumptions of SEM framework.  The course will deal with the issues of model building, model comparison, model specification and identification for several modeling techniques (e.g., path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation models, multiple-group modeling).The conceptual overviews of each analytical technique will be illustrated by relevant examples.  In the application part, the students will learn how to use MPlus software to specify and test the models discussed theoretically.  Students are required to complete practice assignments to enhance their understanding of the statistical techniques, and develop skills of independently applying analytical procedures.


This course is a six day course.  Each of the days, students will meet with the instructors in two sessions. The first session of the day will deal with the conceptual and theoretical basis of SEM modeling. The second session of the day will provide students with applied experiences of what they have learned in the first session.

The students are expected to have basic knowledge on univariate and multivariate statistics.  The students need to have experience with multiple regression models and factor analysis to be able to follow the course.  The current course will not review basic statistical concepts and techniques (e.g., correlation, ANOVA, multiple regression, exploratory factor analysis).

SOFTWARE: practical training will take place in computer lab with the Mplus software program (version 6.1).

Required Reading:

Raykov, Tenko, & Marcoulides, George A. (2006). A first course in structural equation modeling: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Kline, Rex. (2010). Principles and practice of structural equation modeling: The Guilford Press.