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Advanced course on using Mplus

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (UU)
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 800
Master level

If you already know how to analyze your data in Mplus, but want to learn more about what you are actually doing, or if you want to know more about complex analyses, this course is for you. The course consists of in-depth lectures, lectures discussing complex models, and one day on Bayesian analyses.

This is a five-day course on structural equation modeling (SEM) using Mplus for researchers in the social and behavioural sciences who are already experienced Mplus users. The course consists of in-depth lectures on topics such as model fit, FIML, continuous, categorical, nominal and count variables, the TECH1 output, power analysis, and Bayesian analysis. In addition, more complex models are discussed such as multiple group CFA and measurement invariance, advanced LGM models, and mixture models. See the course overview for more details. Participants obtain hands-on experience with these topics and models during computer labs (see the course overview for more details).

Note that we assume participants have Mplus experience, basic SEM knowledge (for example, you need to know how to run a default LGM model), and basic knowledge about Bayesian analyses (to prepare we will send example papers one month prior to the start of the course). A good preparation is our summer school course ‘Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus’, or any other one week introduction course.

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Dr. Rens van de Schoot


Joop Hox, Ellen Hamaker, Peter Lugtig & Rens van de Schoot.


(Master) Students or (post-graduate) researchers who already use Mplus and followed a multiple-day introduction into Mplus, for example the course ‘Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling using Mplus’. You do not need to know matrix algebra, calculus, or likelihood theory. Participants from a variety of fields, including sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, and communication sciences, will benefit from the course.
After registration we will ask you to briefly describe your SEM and Mplus experience as well as your expectations from this course, in order to see whether this is the right course for you.


The main objective of the course is to acquire an expert understanding of how structural equation models as applied in the social and behavioural sciences are analyzed using the Mplus.


Five full days.


• € 800 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 600 - Course + course materials

Tuition for PhD students from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences will be funded by the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

» Overview of all available discounts

The course Advanced course on using Mplus can be combined with the following courses.


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.


Rens van de Schoot
E: A.G.J.vandeSchoot@uu.nl

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Deadline for registration: 01 August 2014