GSBRC hosted two one day 'Structural Equation Modelling' workshops at the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt campuses on the 4 June and 29 October. The workshops were led by Dr Stefano Occhipinti who is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Applied Psychology, and is nationally recognised for his statistical and methodological expertise in the behavioural and social sciences.
The workshops introduced participants to the theory and practice of SEM (with the software AMOS). The umbrella of SEM covers techniques such as simple path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and full latent variable models. AMOS is part of the SPSS collection of programs.
The main aim of the workshops was to introduce participants to the basic aspects of SEM through the stages of model specification (according to theory), estimation, assessment of fit and residuals and interpretation.
To gain the most benefit out of participation, attendees needed to have a good understanding of multiple regression and factor analysis.