HUSS-UKIERI Workshop on Structural Equation Modelling (13 & 14 April, 2019)

Workshop
Speaker: 
Dr. Sammyh Khan & Dr. Yashpal Jogdand
Date and Time: 
Sat, 13/04/2019 - 12:00am to Sun, 14/04/2019 - 12:00am
Schedule: 
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Venue: 
IRD Conference Room, 7th floor, Main building, IIT Delhi

HUSS-UKIERI Workshop on Structural Equation Modelling (13 & 14 April 2019)

Call For Applications

This two-day workshop will introduce participants to latent variable modelling. The workshop will offer a general overview of key concepts and principles of the statistical technique, which will be followed by a focus on three of the main analyses that it involves: Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), Path Analysis (PA), and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). Participants will also be introduced to the open-source statistical program JASP with which these statistical techniques can be conducted. More importantly, participants will be given the opportunity to test the software and conduct a number of latent variable analyses in the workshop.

The workshop is aimed at PhD students and early career researchers with little or no knowledge or experience of Structural Equation Modelling in particular and latent variable modelling in general. There is no registration fee. However, an application is required. To apply for the workshop, please write to gianpsychology@gmail.com with a brief statement of purpose and brief CV latest by 9 April. Successful applicants will be informed on 10th April 2019. Limited seats are available, hurry up!

FACULTY:

Sammyh Khan is currently a visiting faculty at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi. He is a senior lecturer in social psychology at Keele University, UK. He completed his PhD at the Centre of Applied Cross Cultural Research (CACR) at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Before taking up his current position at Keele University, he held research fellowships at the University of Dundee, the University of St Andrews, and the University of Exeter. To date his research has had two main areas of focus, involving the application of social-identity and self-categorisation processes to: a) understand group processes and intergroup relations, with a particular focus on religious and political phenomena in the Indian Subcontinent; and b) understand and promote health behaviours and outcomes. Sammyh Khan is a member of the executive committee of the Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP), the editorial board of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP) and the European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP), and serve as an associate editor for the Asian Journal of Social Psychology (AJSP) and the British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP).

Yashpal Jogdand is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi. He completed his PhD at the School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, UK under the supervision of Prof Stephen Reicher. He is interested in studying social identity and intergroup relations, with a particular focus on how disadvantaged groups in society experience and manage/challenge issues of identity, status, morality and emotion. Yashpal Jogdand is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP) and the Asian Journal of Social Psychology (AJSP).

PROGRAMME

Day One: 13th of April

Session 1: 10:00 to 11:30

What is Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

Basic Overview
- Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
- Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)
- Path Analysis (PA)

The Measurement Model, or CFA
- Latent variables
- Observed variables
- Measurement error

Tea Break (15 Minutes)

Session 2: 11:45 to 13:00
Structural Models, or SEM
- The measurement versus structural model
- Exogenous versus endogenous variables
- Recursive versus non-recursive models
- Direct, indirect, and total effects

Path Analysis
- Observed variable modeling
- Hybrid models

Lunch: 13:00pm to 14:00

Session 3: 14:00 to 15:00
Modeling Approaches
- Strictly confirmatory
- Alterative models
- Model generation
- Model trimming

Modification Indices (MI)
- Modification indices
- Cautionary notes about MIs

Evaluating Model Fit
- Most common fit Indices
- Cautionary about fit indices

Sample Size and Statistical Assumptions
- Sample size
- Statistical assumptions

Tea Break (15 Minutes)

Session 15:15 to 17:00
Statistics and SEM in JASP
- General overview
- SEM in lavaan
- Overview of dataset for the SEM exercise
- CFA example
- SEM example
- PA example

Discussion and preparations ahead of group exercises on Day 2

Day Two: 14th of April

Session 5: 10:00 to 12:00
Group Exercises
- Run CFA
- Run SEM
- Run PA

Tea Break (15 Minutes)

Session 6: 12:15 to 13:00
Group Exercises
- Report back
- Questions and answers

End of Workshop

CONTACT
Dr. Yashpal Jogdand
Phone: 011-26591373
Teaching Assistants: Suryodaya Sharma, Ouroz Khan, Joey Thangal
E-mail: gianpsychology@gmail.com