Program

Information on the 7th Spring School 2019 will follow.


The 6th Spring School in Oslo, 2016

The 6th EERA Spring School on Advanced Methods in Educational Research,  hosted by the Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo, Norway, was on Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling. In the week-long intensive course, the lecturer Todd D. Little (Texas Tech University) reviewed both foundations of and recent advances in longitudinal research. He covered issues of design, issues of measurement, and issues of analysis. He discussed the three primary models for longitudinal data including the panel model, the growth model, and the intra-individual p-technique model. Students learned when each model is preferred and how to interpret the parameters of each model. Students were encouraged to prepare questions for discussion. The workshops covered hands-on experience and computer labs.

2016 Program

The spring school took place in April 18-22, 2016. You can download a PDF of the Program here.

Monday 08:30-09:00 Welcoming and Reception
09:00-10:30 Introductions: Overview of Longitudinal Modeling
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Design and Measurement Issues in Longitudinal Modeling
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Missing Data: Planned and Unplanned in Longitudinal Research
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Fast Review of Foundations of SEM
17:00 Social Event and Conference Dinner
Tuesday 09:00-10:30 Parcels and Parcelling in the Context of Longitudinal SEM
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Longitudinal Panel Models: Basics
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Multiple-group Longitudinal Panel Models; CFA and SEM
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Participants’ Pecha Kucha Presentations
16:30-18:00 Consultation Time and Software Reviews (LISREL, Mplus, laavan)
Wednesday 09:00-10:30 Multiple-group Longitudinal Panel Models; CFA and SEM, continued
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Longitudinal Mediation
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Longitudinal Moderation
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Participants’ Pecha Kucha Presentations
16:30-18:00 Consultation Time and Drawing SEM Diagrams
Thursday 09:00-10:30 Introduction to Latent Growth Curve Modeling
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Latent Growth Curve Modeling: Multivariate and Multiple Groups
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Latent Growth Curve Modeling, Additional Models and Considerations
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Participants’ Pecha Kucha Presentations
16:30-18:00 Consultation Time, Programing Practice
Friday 09:00-10:30 Introduction to Growth Mixture Modeling
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Introduction to Multilevel Longitudinal Modeling
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Dynamic P-Technique Longitudinal SEM Modeling
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Participants’ Pecha Kucha Presentations
16:30-18:00 Wrap up
18:00 Completion and Departure

Readings and Requirements

The participants’ presentations had an innovative format which was also used in 2015. In here you find a short description of Pecha Kucha requirements with further links and in here, you can additionally download a PowerPoint template. The presentations followed these requirements; no traditional posters were used.

The following top 5 references were central for preparing onselves for the Spring School. A reading list PDF including further references can be downloaded here.

Little, T.D. (2013). Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling. New York, NY: Guilford Press

Little, T. D. (2015). Methodological practice as matters of justice, justification, and the pursuit of verisimilitude. Research in Human Development, 12, 268-273. (doi:10.1080/15427609.2015.1068044 ) .

Little, T. D., Jorgensen, T. D., Lang, K. M., & Moore, E. W. G. (2014). On the joys of missing data. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 151-162.

Little, T. D., Preacher, K. J., Selig, J. P., & Card, N. A. (2007). New developments in latent variable panel analyses of longitudinal data. International Journal of Behavioral Development31(4), 357-365.

McArdle, J. J., & Epstein, D. (1987). Latent growth curves within developmental structural equation models. Child development, 110-133.