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Latent Growth Curve Modeling - Online Course

A 3-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

Dan McNeish
Course Dates: Ask about upcoming dates
Schedule: All sessions are held live via Zoom. All times are ET (New York time).

10:00am-12:30pm (convert to your local time)

This course provides an introduction to latent growth curve modeling, a class of models within the structural equation modeling framework that can be used to model change or growth in longitudinal data.

The course is intended for those who are looking to familiarize themselves with growth modeling. No previous experience with longitudinal data is assumed. The emphasis of the course is to build a solid foundation for (1) why longitudinal data require specialized methods, (2) the opportunities and unique research questions that can be asked and answered with longitudinal data, (3) the conceptual underpinning of latent growth curve models and how they accommodate features of longitudinal data, and (4) when latent growth curve models may or may not be ideally suited to help researchers model their longitudinal data.

As a rudimentary outline for the course, we will begin with an overview of longitudinal data to contextualize how latent growth curve models fit into the broader landscape of longitudinal modeling and to identify the types of questions that latent growth models can help answer. Then, we will introduce the basic tenets of latent growth curve modeling. Lastly, we will cover some more advanced topics that routinely arise in empirical analyses.

Starting January 18, we are offering this seminar as a 3-day synchronous*, livestream workshop held via the free video-conferencing software Zoom. Each day will consist of two lecture sessions which include hands-on exercises, separated by a 1-hour break. You are encouraged to join the lecture live, but will have the opportunity to view the recorded session later in the day if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

*We understand that finding time to participate in livestream courses can be difficult. If you prefer, you may take all or part of the course asynchronously. The video recordings will be made available within 24 hours of each session and will be accessible for four weeks after the seminar, meaning that you will get all of the class content and discussions even if you cannot participate synchronously. 

Closed captioning is available for all live and recorded sessions. Live captions can be translated to a variety of languages including Spanish, Korean, and Italian. For more information, click here.


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