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Structural Equation Modelling with MPlus

26 - 30 June 2017


This course gives a hands on introduction to what is possible in a latent variable analysis framework using Mplus. Building up the different sides of latent variable modelling and structural equation modeling step by step, eight different types of analysis are tackled.

Regression, Path Analysis, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Item Response Theory, Measurement modelling, Latent Class Analysis, Longitudinal Analysis and lastly, hybrids of these are all topics of the course covered in lectures and practical analysis in Mplus.

Bringing your own data and research questions is highly recommended!

Course objectives

  1. Distinguish and understand different types of latent variable analysis;
  2. Learn how to do basic and advanced structural equation modelling;
  3. Understand how to combine different techniques in one model; and
  4. Learn how to use Mplus

Course timetable

Day one

Afternoon - Regression

Day two

Morning - Path Analysis

Afternoon - Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Day three

Morning - Item Repsonse Theory

Afternoon - Measurement Modelling.

Day four

Morning - Latent Class Analysis

Afternoon - Longitudinal Modelling

Day five

Morning - Model Building

Course presenters

The course will be presented by Nick Shryane and Bram Vanhoutte.

Prior or recommended knowledge/reading/skills

Basic statistical knowledge (variance, mean, …) and experience in using regression models (linear and logistic)

Some experience in working with syntax is helpful but not absolutely necessary.


We have a small number of bursaries available for University of Manchester PhD Students (reducing the cost of a week-long course to £300) and UK wide PhD Students (reducing the cost of a week-long course to £400).  If you would like to apply for a bursary, please email for an application form.  Bursary applications close on 21 April 2017.


Booking is now open for the Summer School 2017.

To pay by credit or debit card please visit our e-store

To pay by invoice (institutions only) please complete the booking form and email a copy of a Purchase Order to

If you are based at the University of Manchester and your fee is being paid by your department please complete the booking form and contact us to arrange an internal journal transfer.