Structural Equation Modeling Using Stata
This course covers the use of Stata for structural equation modeling (SEM).
SEM is a class of statistical techniques for modeling relationships among
variables, both observed and unobserved. SEM encompasses some familiar
models such as linear regression, multivariate regression, and factor
analysis and extends to a variety of more complicated models. The course
will give an introduction to linear structural equation modeling. In
addition, a number of models that fall within the SEM framework will be
discussed with an emphasis on using Stata to fit each one. Stata allows for
fitting structural equation models in two ways—by using the sem command
syntax or using the graphical user interface to draw path diagrams.
Examples will demonstrate both approaches.
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- Overview of structural equation modeling
- Model description
- Process of fitting and evaluating structural equation models
- Description of path diagrams
- Stata’s tools for SEM
- Fitting models with the sem command
- Building models using the GUI for SEM
- Using the ssd commands to work with summary statistics
- Details on specific types of structural equation models
- Models for observed variables
- Linear regression
- Path analysis
- Mediation analysis
- Models with latent and observed variables
- Confirmatory factor analysis
- Full structural equation models
- Latent growth curves
- Multiple group models
- Testing and interpreting SEM results
- Standardized results
- Direct, indirect, and total effects
- Goodness-of-fit statistics
- Modification indices
- Score tests and Wald tests
- Tests for multiple group models
Knowledge of basic statistical techniques such as correlation and linear
Currently, there are no scheduled sessions of this course.
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Enrollment is limited.
Computers with Stata installed are provided at all public training
All training courses run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
A continental breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will also be
provided; the breakfast is available before the course begins.
All participants are encouraged to bring a USB flash drive to all
public training sessions; this is the safest and simplest way to save your work
from the session.