Introduction to Latent Variable Methods in Measurement Research on Aging Workshop

07/28/2010 - 07/30/2010
Tostetson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Room 227, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Early-Bird (Until June 24, 2010): $75/day or $200 for all 3 days; On-Time (Until July 6, 2010): $100/day or $275 for all 3 days; On-Site (Until July 30, 2010): $150/day or $450 for all 3 days

This workshop is sponsored by the Institute for Aging Research at the Hebrew SeniorLife.


This workshop is targeted to researchers interested in general latent variable methods in applied measurement research on aging. Methods of emphasis include factor analysis, item response theory, and differential item functioning (DIF) detection. The format of the course will a balanced mix of didactic sessions and hands-on training/demonstration sessions. The workshop is led by applied researchers who use Mplus software in their day-to-day research to address measurement-related (and other) applied research questions.

What distinguishes this workshop is a focus on applied use of Mplus software (building, fitting and interpreting measurement models), rather than a broad survey of modeling approaches capable of being addressed with Mplus or a technical treatment of the statistical theory underlying the modeling approach.

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Contact Person(s): 

Frances M. Yang, PhD

Tel:  617-971-5332

Email:  francesyang [ at ] hrca [dot] harvard [dot] edu