Events

ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops | Latent Variable Measurement in R | Justin Gross

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | 107 Bartlett Hall
This two-day short course will introduce exploratory factor analysis (FA), item response (latent trait) theory (IRT), and latent class analysis (LCA) using the R statistical computing environment. Participants will learn the fundamentals of three popular approaches to measurement and scaling of latent variables, using R software. Our focus will be on understanding the assumptions of each family of models, learning how to prepare data to be analyzed in R, and interpreting results.

ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops | Latent Variable Measurement in R | Justin Gross

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | 107 Bartlett Hall
This two-day short course will introduce exploratory factor analysis (FA), item response (latent trait) theory (IRT), and latent class analysis (LCA) using the R statistical computing environment. Participants will learn the fundamentals of three popular approaches to measurement and scaling of latent variables, using R software. Our focus will be on understanding the assumptions of each family of models, learning how to prepare data to be analyzed in R, and interpreting results.

ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops | Modeling Emergence: Computer Simulation as a Theory-Building Tool | James Kitts

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | Dubois Library Room 1667
This workshop will allow participants to understand some of the goals and methods of social simulation, give them hands-on experience in experimenting on theoretical models, and point them to resources to begin using these tools in their own work. Applications will include social networks, organizations and population health models.

ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops | Modeling Emergence: Computer Simulation as a Theory-Building Tool | James Kitts

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | Dubois Library Room 1667
This workshop will allow participants to understand some of the goals and methods of social simulation, give them hands-on experience in experimenting on theoretical models, and point them to resources to begin using these tools in their own work. Applications will include social networks, organizations and population health models.

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