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Kenneth A. Bollen

Kenneth A. Bollen, Ph.D., is the Henry Rudolph Immerwahr Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bollen is an award-winning teacher and researcher in quantitative methods, with students and collaborators who come from multiple disciplines.

He has published approximately 200 articles and three books, many of which focus on quantitative methods, including longitudinal models, structural equation models, latent variables, model implied instrumental variable methods, and measurement. Google scholar lists about 139,000 citations to his work.

Bollen has received the Psychometric Society’s Career Award for Lifetime Achievement, an Honorary Doctorate from Uppsala University (Sweden), and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in the Field of Sociological Methodology. In 2023, Woxsen University (Hyderbad, India) initiated a Chair Professorship named the Kenneth A. Bollen Chair in Structural Equation Models and in 2024 they awarded him the Academic Ace Award in honor of his research and professional contributions.

In addition, he is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Association of Psychological Science. He is also an elected member and former president of the Society of Multivariate and Experimental Psychology.

You can visit his university webpage here.

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Kenneth's Seminars

How to Choose a Model for Longitudinal Data

This seminar will teach and illustrate empirical methods for comparing and selecting the most suitable longitudinal models. Building on a structural equation modeling framework, it will introduce autoregressive models, random and fixed effects, latent growth curve models, and the autoregressive...

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