139: Multigroup and Multilevel Modeling With Cross-National Data---Applications, Issues, and Complexities

Convention Workshop
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$160.00 – List Price
$130.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
Day
August 08, 2015
Time
8-11:50 a.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
30
Description
This intermediate workshop addresses the issue of measurement and structural equivalence of assessment scales in conducting multigroup comparisons across national/cultural groups and levels. Working within the framework of structural equation modeling (SEM) and based on the EQS and Mplus programs, participants are “walked through” procedures used in testing for assessment scale equivalence pertinent to single- and nested-level data. Issues and complexities that can impact cross-national comparisons are described and illustrated. Participants should have some understanding of basic SEM concepts. (Workshop 132 is a recommended requisite for those new to SEM).
Learning Objectives
1. Utilize structural equation modeling (SEM) to test for measurement and structural equivalence across groups and levels.
2. Comprehend the hierarchical set of steps involved in testing for the equivalence of an assessment scale across groups and levels.
3. Appreciate the ways by which construct, method, and item bias can impact measurement and structural equivalence across cultural groups.
4. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages associated with forward translation, backward translation and test adaptation procedures.
Leader(s)
Barbara M. Byrne, PhD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
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