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IHA Workshop on Structural Equation modelling 2017

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The Biostatistics unit in the Institute for Health and Ageing, are once again delivering a two-day workshop on using Mplus for structural equation modelling (SEM). After last November’s highly popular offering, the team have decided to deliver the workshop again on Tuesday July 25 and Wednesday July 26 at the IHA research offices, Level 6, Spring Street Melbourne.

The two-day workshop will provide an overview of the fundamental concepts of SEM, focusing on the practical aspects of implementing SEM in Mplus software. The general objective of the workshop is for participants to develop working knowledge of judicious applications of SEM methods in research.

The workshop is suitable for people without previous experience in SEM, and is not mathematical, however prior working knowledge of linear regression and exploratory factor analyses is essential.

Participants should be prepared to bring laptops with Mplus and either Stata or SPSS installed. A demo version of Mplus can be downloaded here:

You can download the workshop flyer for further information about the workshop schedule.

When: Tuesday 25th to Wednesday July 26, 2017 from 9am – 4.30pm and includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

Where: Institute for Health and Ageing, Level 6, 215 Spring Street, Melbourne

Cost:  IHA is pleased to be able to offer two places free of charge to ACU students who can provide a brief written application to the team.

ACU students: $385
ACU staff/ external students: $435
External researchers: $485

Presenters:  Dr Lucy Busija, Dr Gemma TatangeloDr Catherine Connaughton

Contact:  For registration or further information contact

Dr Cat Connaughton on or 03) 9953 3700

NB: Places are strictly limited so anyone interested in taking advantage of this highly popular workshop should contact the team to register ASAP.

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