Nijmegen, Netherlands

Structural Equation Modeling

when 27 June 2022 - 1 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 575

This course is offered as part of the Radboud Summer School in Social Research Methods, in collaboration with MethodsNET (a global network that offers excellent training in social research methods).

This course on Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) covers models with observed and latent variables. We show the possibilities of SEM in a simple way, without neglecting the complexities of SEM.

Course leader

William M. van der Veld
Research methodologist
Behavioral Science Institute
Radboud University

Target group


This PhD level course is open to all researchers aiming at bringing their research to the next level. It is particularly designed for those who are interested in (further) developing their knowledge about model evaluation, multi-group analysis, measurement invariance, and longitudinal analyses.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

-Specify and estimate models using LAVAAN
-Evaluate and test these models, while realizing this is the Achilles heel of SEM.
-Test between-group-differences in a proper way.
-Perform longitudinal analyses in SEM.

Credits info

2 EC
2 ECTS credits, with the possibility of an extra 1-3 ECTS credits depending on additional course work and assignments handed in during or after the summer school (for a possible total of up to 5 ECTS).

Fee info

EUR 575: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 518 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 489 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 431 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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