Course: PSY 534/S. Latent Variable Analysis and Seminar (3/2)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology; Instructor consent. Corequisite: PSY 534S. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 420/L, PSY 524/L. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll with permission of the instructor and will be graded using the same standards as for graduate students. Introduction to path models and models hypothesized to be generated by latent (unmeasured) variables. Topics will include path and simultaneous equations models and various latent variable models (e.g., confirmatory, multiple-group, higher-order, mean structure factor analytic models). Parameter estimation, hypothesis testing and other statistical issues will be addressed. Students are required to demonstrate obtained skills as part of a final project.