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.
For more information, please visit http://sites.google.com/site/lvmworkshop/ 
Frances M. Yang, PhD
Email: francesyang [ at ] hrca [dot] harvard [dot] edu