Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling

Structural Equation Modeling (PRE 906; Spring 2015): Week 1 Materials

Readings to be Completed before this Lecture:
Chapter 1: Kline, R. B. (2002). Principles and practice of structural equation modeling (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Guilford.

Venables, W. N., Smith, D. M., & the R Core Team (2013). An introduction to R – Notes on R: A programming environment for data analysis and graphics (3.0.2 ed.). R Core Development team. Retrieved from

In-Class Lecture Materials:
In-Class Lecture Videos:
  1. Lecture 1 Video, Part A
  2. Lecture 1 Video, Part B
  3. Lecture 1 Video, Part C
  • Project #1 (due Wednesday, January 28th at 1:30pm)
  • Homework #1 (due Wednesday, February 4th at 1:30pm)
Readings for Next Week
Chapter 2: Gelman, A., & Hill, J. (2007). Data analysis using regression and multilevel/hierarchical models. Cambridge University Press.

Chapters 2 and 4: Johnson, R. A. & Wichern, D. W. (2002). Applied multivariate statistical analysis (5th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.