Methodology Workshop: Analyzing Family and Dyadic Data Using Structural Equation Modeling

February 14, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
423 Tobin Hall

The Center for Research on Families’ Methodology Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst presents “Analyzing Family and Dyadic Data Using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)” by William Cook, Ph.D, Principal, Dyadic Data Consulting, LLC.

This workshop is intended for researchers from a broad array of disciplines (clinical, social and developmental psychology, public health, social work) who are interested in interpersonal processes and the study of interpersonal relationships. Statistical models of these relationships can be estimated using both multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling. The SEM approach is preferred for dyads where gender or role (e.g., father, mother, and child) distinguish the group members. This workshop will introduce the SEM approach to the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model and the Social Relations Model for distinguishable couple and family dyads.

A computer lab experience will provide hands-on experience implementing the methods using the R package LAVAAN, with care given to cross-walking the syntax for users of other SEM programs (e.g., LISREL, EQS). The lecture will take place from 9am-12pm and is free and open to all. The hands on computer session is limited to 15 people and registration is required. The computer session is from 1-4pm.

For more Information & to register go to: www.umass.edu/family The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.