Structural modelling and multilevel modelling workshops

Training Opportunity in Melbourne

Registration is now open for an exciting 5 day structural equation modelling and multilevel modelling workshop using Mplus from February 1-5, 2016 at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Both traditional and Bayesian methods of estimation and inference will be highlighted. Slides, published datasets, annotated program code, and program output will be provided to all participants. Catering will also be provided. Course information is as follows:


This intensive course will provide attendees with practical knowledge of many issues surrounding structural equation modelling and multilevel modelling. Models incorporating both cross-sectional and longitudinal data from published work will be treated. Econometric methods for working with instrumental variables to make causal inferences will be presented. Following completion of the course, participants will be able to creatively use structural equation models and multilevel models in a program of research with both cross-sectional and longitudinal data. This will allow using existing data to test new theories and hypotheses. Researchers will also gain insight into research design to allow more creative and comprehensive theorizing and hypothesis testing.


1) Introducing Mplus: Mplus language, regression, covariation, and path analysis.

2) Popular Regression Tools: Mediators, moderators, and instrumental variables.

3) Working with Latent Variables: Confirmatory factor analysis structural equation modelling.

4) Multilevel Modelling: Random intercepts random slopes, multilevel path analysis, and multilevel SEM.

5) Latent Growth Modelling: Longitudinal data and processes, with application in MLM and SEM.


Average ratings from the recent course were a 4.8/5 on questions assessing the quality of the instruction and the materials. Written comments include, ‘Really well organised. Mike is an excellent presenter – really animated and responsive to questions. He made a tough/dry subject fun and interesting. A great course;’ ‘Great coverage of different techniques. Topics covered are abundant. Great illustrations with examples. Quite a practical approach (not only theoretical) especially with the examples in Mplus. Lots of materials that can be reviewed post workshop for self-learning;’ and ‘Loved the course. Mike was engaging and made the content easily accessible. Very pleased to have references provided for further learning and feel like I’ve gained a thorough base understanding of the material that can now be built on (with greater enthusiasm than I expected).’


Academic and non-academic fees are $1795 AUD (approx. 825 GBP)

PhD student fees are $795 AUD (approx 365 GBP)


Space is limited. Please sign up early to assure open registration.


Closer to Home

Please note:The University of Manchester has a very popular summer school programme teaching SEM which we will be running again in 2016. For details please join the methods@manchester mailing list (see or follow us on Twitter at @MethodsMcr.

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These courses are always popular and early booking is advised. 


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