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Measurement Models (Factor Analysis and Item Response Models) (bookings closed)
16/02/2017 - 17/02/2017
University Park, University of Nottingham
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Two day training block.
This course focuses on the use of methods commonly used to assess whether a set of observed variables can be assumed to measure the same underlying phenomenon (often referred to as a latent factor, trait, or dimension). If so, the information from the separate variables can be combined into a composite measure (multiple item measurement), which yields important benefits for conceptualisation and further analysis.
Some kinds of measurement modelling (particularly CFA) are strongly linked to the tradition of structural equation modelling (SEM), which is the topic of a separate DTC course (Structural Equation Modelling which is taking place on 23 & 24 March 2017). Although there is no requirement to do so, there is therefore a distinct benefit in taking both modules.
This course is suitable for MA and PhD students or other participants wanting to enhance their training in this area. Participants are required to have studied quantitative methods at masters level or equivalent.
Please note this is an interdisciplinary module that is open to students from across the social sciences. If you have any doubts about whether the course is suitable for your needs or level of study, please contact the course presenter / convenor before registering.
Professor Cees van der Eijk
University of Nottingham (DTC Course)
Advanced (specialised prior knowledge)
Factor Analysis, Item Response Models
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