A 2 day course: 19th - 20th March 2018.
This module will introduce participants to latent variables (variables which are not directly measured themselves) and to the use of factor analysis in investigating relationships between latent variables and observed, or measured, variables. These techniques will then be extended into the wider area of structural equation modelling, where complex models involving several latent variables will be introduced.
The module is aimed at researchers and research students who have experience of statistical modelling (up to linear regression) and hypothesis testing, who wish to develop techniques to analyse more complex data involving latent variables. The aim of the module is to provide a background of theory with opportunities to apply the techniques in practice, and each session will consist of a lecture/ demonstration and a practical. The software packages used will be IBM SPSS and AMOS, no prior knowledge of the structural equation modelling package AMOS will be assumed.
Important please note:
If the course is fully booked please do complete the registration, as then you will be placed on a waiting list. You will be allocated a place if more places become available or if people cancel.
We will make every attempt to accommodate Lancaster University staff and postgraduate research students on our courses. However, if a course becomes fully booked we reserve the right to give priority to students on the MSc in Statistics, MSc in Data Science, and external participants.
Topics covered will include:
Learning: Students will learn through the application of concepts and techniques covered in the module to real data sets. Students will be encouraged to examine issues of substantive interest in these studies.
On successful completion students will be able to: