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Structural Equation Modelling 
Leerdoelen 
The purpose of this course is to provide a theoretical introduction to the analysis of covariance structures, or structural equation modelling as it is called, and to gain practical experience with this type of modelling using the LISREL software package. 
Omschrijving 
For the description and analysis of theorybased causal relationships between several variables simultaneously, it is possible to construct models that can be visualized as path diagrams. For a group of observed variables, a researcher can formulate an underlying structure of latent variables (or hypothetical constructs), and relations between them, on the basis of theoretical considerations. The observed variables may be subject to measurement error. Such a (covariance) structure is called a structural equation model. The relations between the latent variables, and between the latent and observed variables, are estimated by fitting the implied covariances by the model to the observed covariances of the observed variables. Topics in the course include: different types of path diagrams, model identification, model estimation, model fit evaluation and improvement, and an introduction to the LISREL software package. 
Uren per week 
variabel 
Onderwijsvorm 
hoorcollege, werkcollege
((The course will be selfstudy if the number of students is small.))

Toetsvorm 
opdrachten, tentamen
(Takehome exercises, and written examination.)

Vaksoort 
master

Coördinator 
dr. J.M.E. Huisman

Docent(en) 
dr. J.M.E. Huisman

Verplichte literatuur 
Titel 
Auteur 
ISBN 
Prijs 
Latent Variable Models  An introduction to factor, path and structural equation analysis (Fourth Edition). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 
Loehlin, J.C. (2004) 

ca.
€
40,00


Entreevoorwaarden 

Opmerkingen 
Every other year, not in 20152016. 
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