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Structural Equation Modeling Done Right

May 1 to 3, 2023  -  from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

hybrid training (on site and online) at QICSS, 3535 Queen-Mary, Room 420, Montreal


Rex Kline, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Concordia University.


The sessions are in English. This three-day seminar introduces covariance-based structural equation modeling (SEM) and emphasizes best practices. Core SEM techniques, such as path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), are introduced, and examples of applying SEM to actual research problems are considered. Best practices include how to correctly evaluate model fit, consider equivalent models, and report the results in complete and transparent ways. Reporting standards for general SEM analyses and for mediation studies will be covered. Computer tools for SEM are described and example output from lavaan, a freely-available R package for SEM, is reviewed. The presentation will be conceptually rather than mathematically oriented. Basic familiarity with multiple regression and exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is assumed.


The course is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as to professors and applied researchers.

Registration fees

300$  -  Student and postdoctoral fellow
600$  -  Staff from a QICSS member university*
900$  -  Any other category

Registration fees must be paid by credit card. Federal and Provincial taxes are not included.


A minimum of 12 participants is required to run the workshop (maximum 15). Registered participants will be refunded if the minimum enrolment is not met.


* QICSS’ member institutions: Université de Montréal, McGill University, Concordia University, UQAM, INRS-UCS, Université de Sherbrooke, Université Laval, Université du Québec and HEC Montréal.

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