Introduction to Structural Modeling Using OpenMx
Thursday, May 24, 2012,
2:00 PM - 5:50 PM
This workshop will introduce the use of the OpenMx Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) package. The workshop will begin with a very brief introduction to the calculation of the covariances of linear combinations and the notions of path analysis. Next will be an introduction to specifying structural models in OpenMx. In contrast to traditional SEM modeling software, OpenMx uses a functional approach to model specification.
Next, we will specify and fit a wide variety of models that will include multiple and multivariate regression, confirmatory factor models, latent growth curves, latent differential equations, moderation models, and multigroup models.
The workshop will be hands-on. It will be assumed that participants that participants are at least somewhat familiar with R and know the basics of SEM. Please bring a laptop with the latest versions of R, "psych", and "OpenMx" packages installed. OpenMx can be installed for free from the OpenMx website http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu.