SPSS and Mplus Training - London - SEM, multilevel, mediation/moderation, LGCM - Jan 2017

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SPSS and Mplus Training - London - SEM, multilevel, mediation/moderation, LGCM - Jan 2017

Dr Chris Stride
A series of one-day quantitative methods training courses to be held in
January 2017 in London

Note that for UK participants, NCRM bursaries of up to 500 pounds may be
available to help fund your fees:
Details at http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/TandE/bursary/


Thursday 5th January 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
  at Birkbeck College, London
  An introduction to multilevel modelling, and how to do it in SPSS software

Friday 6th January 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
  at Birkbeck College, London
  Learn to test mediation and moderation type models using the PROCESS
macro in SPSS

Tuesday 10th January 2017 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
  at LSE, London
  An introductory course to CFA, SEM, and to using Mplus software

Wednesday 11th January 2017 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis using Mplus
  at LSE, London
  Learn to estimate models using Bayesian methods in Mplus

Thursday 12th January 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using using Mplus
  at LSE, London
  Learn to run multilevel analyses using Mplus software


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Full details of the content, timings etc. for each course, testimonials
from past attendees, venue location directions and booking forms are now
available at
http://www.offbeat.group.shef.ac.uk/FIO/trainingcourses.htm


Course fees are £225 per course, with a student rate of £175.
A further reduction of £50 on the total fee is available to anyone
booking on to multiple courses.


  - For the courses on 5/6 Jan, course delegates will need to bring
their own laptop, with SPSS installed

  - For the courses on 10/11 Jan, course delegates will need to bring
their own laptop with the demo' version of Mplus installed - the demo
version is a *free* download from www.statmodel.com

  - For the course on 12 Jan, course delegates will need to bring their
own laptop with the full (i.e. paid) version of Mplus installed


If London is too far to travel and/or there are a number of people from
your organisation looking for such training, note that these courses are
also available on an inhouse basis in the UK, Europe and Worldwide (we
have done Australia so nowhere is too far!). See
http://www.figureitout.org.uk for details of our inhouse and bespoke
training.


Finally...

My project to create example and archive Mplus code for various
mediation, moderation and moderated mediation models is now complete
:))) for the 80 observed examples, plus further basic latent examples -
and there is now also a (lengthy!) pdf download for those who want to be
able to access the material offline (credit to my coauthor Sarah for
some painstaking pasting and pdf'ing!).

All available here

http://offbeat.group.shef.ac.uk/FIO/mplusmedmod.htm


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Dr Chris Stride, C. Stat, Statistician, Institute of Work Psychology,
University of Sheffield
Telephone: 0114 2223262
Fax: 0114 2727206

"Figure It Out"
Statistical Consultancy and Training Service for Social Scientists

Visit www.figureitout.org.uk for details of my consultancy services, and
forthcoming training courses, which are also available on an in-house basis:

  - Data management using SPSS syntax
  - Advanced SPSS syntax and SPSS macros
  - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
  - Multi-level Modelling using SPSS
  - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
  - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
  - Multi-level Modelling using Mplus
  - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus

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SPSS Training - London - syntax, multilevel, mediation/moderation - Dec 2017

Dr Chris Stride
A series of one-day quantitative methods training courses to be held in
December 2017 at LSE, London


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Tuesday 19th December 2017 - Data Management Using SPSS Syntax
  An introductory course to SPSS syntax, and a guide to best practice in
data management - ideal for PhD students or researchers having to manage
a major project dataset!

Wednesday 20th December 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation
using SPSS
  Learn to test mediation and moderation type models using the PROCESS
macro in SPSS

Thursday 21st December 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
  An introduction to multilevel modelling, and how to do it in SPSS software

---------------


Full details of the content, timings etc. for each course, testimonials
from past attendees, venue location directions and booking forms are now
available at
http://www.offbeat.group.shef.ac.uk/FIO/trainingcourses.htm

Course fees are £225 per course, with a student rate of £175.
A further reduction of £50 on the total fee is available to anyone
booking on to multiple courses.

  - For the courses on 19/20/21 Dec, course delegates will need to bring
their own laptops, with SPSS installed

If London is too far to travel and/or there are a number of people from
your organisation looking for such training, note that these courses are
also available on an inhouse basis in the UK, Europe and Worldwide
(we've done Australia  so nowhere is too far!). See
http://www.figureitout.org.uk for details of our inhouse and bespoke
training.

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Re: SPSS and Mplus Training - London - SEM, multilevel, mediation/moderation, LGCM - Jan 2017

Bruce Weaver
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In reply to this post by Dr Chris Stride
I missed that bit about pdf'ing when this was first posted back in 2016.
Given what Chris has said about the length of the document, I can't help but
wonder if Sarah was really PD-effin' & blindin'.  


Dr Chris Stride wrote

> Finally...
>
> My project to create example and archive Mplus code for various
> mediation, moderation and moderated mediation models is now complete
> :))) for the 80 observed examples, plus further basic latent examples -
> and there is now also a (lengthy!) pdf download for those who want to be
> able to access the material offline (credit to my coauthor Sarah for
> some painstaking pasting and pdf'ing!).
>
> All available here
>
> http://offbeat.group.shef.ac.uk/FIO/mplusmedmod.htm





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Re: SPSS and Mplus Training - London - SEM, multilevel, mediation/moderation, LGCM - Jan 2017

Mike
On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:44 AM, Bruce Weaver wrote:
>I missed that bit about pdf'ing when this was first posted back in
>2016.
> Given what Chris has said about the length of the document, I can't
> help but
> wonder if Sarah was really PD-effin' & blindin'.

The PDF which runs 767 pages could probably be reduced
significantly through a few page design changes.  I first used
BMDP software and if one compares the BMDP manuals
(some are available on books.google.com) with comparable
SPSS manuals (or SAS) one would find the following
differences:

(1)  BMDP used a 2 column format for presentation of text that
provided description about the software, data sources and
structures, and types of analyses and 1 column format for output
(assuming one was using 132 column output, the tradition width
for the green-white output paper used back in the day)..  From
personal experience I can attest that this reduces the number of
pages becaus empty white space (e.g., white space after the
last sentence of a paragraph) is cut down.  In 2 cloumn mode,
first paragraph indents can also be reduced from 1/2 inches
to 0.25 inches.  Other savings can be gotten through judicious
sectioning of text for exposition and altering font size for text
containing program information and output.

(2) It appears that the authors use roughly 1 inch margins around
the page.  With 2 column formatting it is a good idea to make the
left, right and bottom margins 0.5 inches (if one is providing
footer info in the bottom margin the 0.6 or 0.7 can be used if
type font is 8 to 10 point).  The top margin can be set to 0.6 or
0.7 in for the inclusion of header information.  Now excuse me
for a momentary rant:

Rant mode on:
For the love of God NEVER put page numbers at the bottom of
the page in a manuscript EVER. Maybe it's is because I'm an
experimental psychologist by training and have taught APA style
in numerous experimental psychology lab courses (where students
have to write 5-6 APA style empirical research reports during a
semester) where the page number is always in the upper right
hand corner inside the top margin.  Addition into such as a
general header (in the case "Mplus Code for Moderation & Mediation
Models" can be place next to the page number (if "page ##" can
be used to eliminate any questions about what the number means).
In the PDF there is a LOT of white space on pages that seem to
me to be a waste of space and needlessly extend page length.
I understand the need for white space to make manuscripts more
readable but often trades page length for this feature.  If one is
actually going to print such a manuscript (y'know, in case of a
Zombie apocalypse or power outages and one can't use a computer
and one has to rely on paperware, then a lot of trees will have
to give up their lives not to mention the page cost of printing.
Scanning just the top right corner of the pages also helps
(where people familiar with APA style expect the page to be).
Rant mode off.

I feel better. ;-)

(3) Text representing program info (commands, comments) and
output can be put into a single column mode (with 0.5 right and
left margins, one now has 7.5 inches instead of 6.5 with 1 inch
margins).  With SPSS set at 132 characters wide and a smaller
size font, with wide output can be put in with the distracting
"broken table" mode that occurs when "width=80" is used
(run an example of t-test with width=132 and width=80; note
that in the option box of SPSS set output table to "shrint to
fit" instead continuing onto next line).  Again, the BMDP manuals
serve as a model for how to combine one and two column
formatting to make best use of page space.

(4) I readily acknowledge that peoples' prederences guide how
they format their manuscripts (even addictions to certain styles,
like APA style) but keep in mind the following:  PDFs like the
one under discussion are usually going to be read on a computer
screeen (unless one is reading it on their phone, to which I have
to say: "Really?") and one can readily increase or reduce image
size thus making text more readable depending upon one's
visual abilities (old guys like me tend to increase the size some).
Number of pages becomes an annoying factor because one
topic that could be formatted onto one page now winds up taking
a few pages, introducing a subtle discontinuity in presentation.

If you like, send me a Word document containing the text/diagrams
and I will re-frormant for you (though I may be the only one who
prefers this alternative formatting.

-Mike Palij
New York University
[hidden email]


> Dr Chris Stride wrote
>> Finally...
>>
>> My project to create example and archive Mplus code for various
>> mediation, moderation and moderated mediation models is now complete
>> :))) for the 80 observed examples, plus further basic latent
>> examples -
>> and there is now also a (lengthy!) pdf download for those who want to
>> be
>> able to access the material offline (credit to my coauthor Sarah for
>> some painstaking pasting and pdf'ing!).
>>
>> All available here
>>
>> http://offbeat.group.shef.ac.uk/FIO/mplusmedmod.htm

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