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Structural Equation Modeling Series

The mini-conference on “Causal Complexity: Non-recursive Relationship and Latent Variables” organized by QIPSR (The Quantitative Initiative for Policy and Social Research) in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky is coming up on April 10th and 11th, 2014. We will be bringing in the world’s most renowned scholars in the field,  Kenneth Bollen (Sociology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill); Rick Hoyle (Psychology, Duke University); and Sandra Marquatt-Pyatt (Sociology, Michigan State University).

The Conference Schedule is as Follows: 

Thursday, April 10th

8:45 Breakfast and Introduction to the Conference

Thomas Janoski, Director of QIPSR

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM  Hunt Room of the Boone Conference Center

"Model-Implied Instrumental Variable Estimators for Structural Equation Models"

Shawn Bauldry, Department of Sociology, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Discussant:  Carrie OserSociology Department, University of Kentucky

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM:

“Substantive Paper on Environment using SEM”

Sandra Marquatt-Pyatt Department of Sociology and the Environmental Science and Policy Program, Michigan State University

Discussant: Becky Bromley-Trujillo, The Martin School of Public Policy, University of Kentucky

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM. Lunch at Boone Center

1:30 PM to 2:45 PMContinental Room of the Boone Conference Center

“Modeling Characteristic Trajectories of Change: Possibilities and Challenges”

Rick Hoyle Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

Discussant: Michelle Martel, Psychology Department, University of Kentucky

3:00 PM to 4:30 PMContinental Room of the Boone Conference Center

“Measuring the Unmeasurable: Concepts and Latent Variables”

Kenneth Bollen, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill & Henry Rudolph Immerwahr Distinguished Professor

Discussant: Patrick Hongwei Yang, College of Education, University of Kentucky

Reception 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Library and Bar of the Boone Conference Center.

Friday, April 11th 

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM   Auditorium at the W. T. Young Library

Problems and New Approaches in SEM  and Disseminating SEM Results to Policymakers:

Rick Hoyle, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

Kenneth Bollen, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Presider: Mark Peffley, Political Science, University of Kentucky

11:30 AM to 12:45 PMThe Gallery at the W. T. Young Library

Workshop - 1:  “Using SEM in STATA

Dominique Zephyr Statistics Consulting Laboratory, University of Kentucky.

Workshop - 2:  “Using Model-Implied Instrumental Variables (miivfind) in M+

Shawn Bauldry Sociology Department, University of Alabama Birmingham.

 

May 14-16

We will be continuing with an intensive three day workshop in Structural Equation Modeling by Sandra Marquatt-Pyatt, who teaches SEM both at Michigan State University and at the ICPSR Summer Program at the University of Michigan

 

 

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