Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research: Sample Schedule

Day 1: Basic Issues in Longitudinal Data and Structural Equation Modeling

9:00-9:15 Introduction to structural equation modeling in longitudinal data analysis
9:15-10:30 Structural regression with two-occasion longitudinal data
10:45-12:00 Computer techniques for longitudinal regression
1:30- 3:00 Modeling change using latent variable factor analysis models
3:15- 4:30 Computer techniques for longitudinal factor analysis
4:30- 5:00 References; question & answer session

Day 2: Latent Growth and Change Using Structural Equation Modeling

9:00-10:15 Foundations of latent growth curve and mixed-effects multilevel models
10:15-12:00 Computer techniques for longitudinal mixed-effects analyses
1:30- 2:45 Multiple groups in latent growth curve and mixed-effects models
2:45- 4:30 Computer techniques for multiple group data
4:30- 5:00 References; question & answer session

Day 3: Dealing with Unbalanced and Incomplete Longitudinal Data

9:00-10:15 Basic theory for dealing with unbalanced and incomplete data
10:45-12:00 Computer techniques for unbalanced and incomplete data
1:30- 2:45 Incomplete data solutions for more complex design problems
3:15- 4:30 Computer techniques for complex designs
4:30- 5:00 References; question & answer session

Day 4: Issues in the Analysis of Categorical Longitudinal Data

9:00-10:15 Concepts of change based on categorical outcomes
10:45-12:00 Computer techniques for longitudinal categorical data
1:30- 2:45 Advanced issues in longitudinal categorical data, including survival
3:15- 4:30 Computer techniques for longitudinal categorical data
4:30- 5:00 References; question & answer session

Day 5: Multivariate Extensions of Longitudinal Structural Modeling

9:00-10:30 Modeling change using latent difference score models
10:45-12:00 Computer techniques for longitudinal dynamic data
1:30- 3:00 Multivariate dynamics based on latent difference scores
3:15- 4:30 Computer techniques for longitudinal dynamic data
4:30- 5:00 References; question & answer session