CARMA Live Online Short Courses 

Australia / West Asia Regions


April 12-23, 2020 – Two Sessions, Two Courses

Sponsored by University of South Australia

Session 1: April 12-16 | Session 2: April 19-23

We offer two sessions which allows course participants the opportunity to take two back-to-back courses.

Session 1

Monday April 12, Tuesday April 13, Wednesday April 14, Thursday April 15, and Friday April 16

Session 2

Monday April 19, Tuesday April 20, Wednesday April 21, Thursday April 22, and Friday April 23

Session 1: April 12-16

“Introduction to SEM with LAVAAN” – Dr. Robert Vandenberg, University of Georgia

This introductory course requires no previous knowledge of structural equation modeling (SEM), but participants should possess a strong understanding of regression AND have understanding about the basic data handling functions using R. All illustrations and in-class exercises will make use of the R LAVAAN package, and participants will be expected to have LAVAAN installed on their laptop computers prior to beginning of the course. No course time will be spent going over basic R data handling and installing the LAVAAN package. The course will start with an overview of the principals underlying SEM. Subsequently, we move into measurement model evaluation including confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Time will be spent on interpreting the parameter estimates and comparing competing measurement models for correlated constructs. We will then move onto path model evaluation where paths representing “causal” relations are placed between the latent variables. Again, time will be spent on interpreting the various parameter estimates and determining whether the path models add anything above their underlying measurement models. If time permits, longitudinal models will be introduced.

Required Software: R installed with LAVAAN package (download here), RStudio (download here)

Session 2: April 19-23

“Intermediate SEM, Model Evaluation” – Dr. Larry Williams, Texas Tech University

This course is aimed at faculty and students with an introductory understanding of structural equation methods who seek a better understanding of the challenging process of making judgments about the adequacy of their models. Those who attend should have experience in fitting structural equation models with software such as LISREL, MPlus, EQS, AMOS, or LAVAAN. This experience requirement can be met by completion of graduate coursework or Introduction to SEM Short Course. Attendees will be expected to use their own laptop computers installed with their SEM software, and they should also know how to import data from an SPSS/Excel/CSV save file into their SEM software program. Attendees will learn out to interpret and report results from SEM analyses, and how to conduct model comparisons to obtain information relevant to inferences about their models, as well as advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to model evaluation. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own data for use during parts of the short course.

The course will consist of five sections, with each section having a lecture and lab component using exercises and data provided by the instructor:
• Review of model specification and parameter estimation
• Overview of model evaluation
• Logic and computations for goodness-of-fit measures
• Analysis of residuals and latent variables
• Model comparison strategies

Required Software: Your preferred SEM software package

Time Schedule/Registration/Pricing/Deadlines

Session I (Apr. 12 – 16) & Session II (Apr. 19-23)

Location Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Adelaide 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For the time zone converter click here.

To register for 2021 CARMA Live Online Short Courses, you must first log in to your CARMA account (If you do not already have an account, please sign-up as a website user). Once you have logged in, and you are in the User Area, select “Purchase Short Course” in the middle of the page. You will then be brought to a page in which you can select your course(s) and continue on to pay for them.

Pricing Dates CARMA Member (*) Non-CARMA Member Prof. Association Member (***)
1 Course 2 Courses (**) 1 Course 2 Courses (**) 1 Course 2 Courses (**)
Advanced Registration Faculty $425 $750 $850 $1,600 $680 $1,260
01/19/2021 – 04/02/2021
Advanced Registration Student $325 $550 $650 $1,200 $520 $940
01/19/2021 – 04/02/2021
Normal Registration Faculty $475 $850 $950 $1,800 $760 $1,420
04/03/2021 – 04/09/2021
Normal Registration Student $375 $650 $750 $1,400 $600 $1,100
04/03/2021 – 04/09/2021

* – These prices reflect a 50% discount that you receive if you are student/faculty at an organization that is a member of the CARMA Institutional Premium Membership OR the CARMA Institutional Basic Membership Program.

** – These prices reflect a discount in which you register for 2 courses and receive $100 off.

***–These prices reflect a 20% discount for members of following associations; Academy of Management (AOM), Southern Management Association (SMA), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Asia AOM (AAOM), International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), European Academy of Management (EURAM), European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), Academy of International of Business (AIB), Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Indian Academy of Management (INDAM), Midwest Academy of Management (MAM), and Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAOM). This discount can not be applied if you are also using CARMA membership discount.

If you are a member of AOM, SIOP, SMA, AAOM, IACMR, EURAM, EAWOP, AIB, ANZAM, INDAM, MAM, and IAOM you can use one of the following discount codes when registering for these short courses:

Faculty Code: 1ea8-b38e
Student Code: 1577-ae4d

Note that we will be verifying association membership for all those who use these discount codes. Anyone who uses one of these discount codes and is not a member of those associations will be required to pay the non member rate.

Refund Policy: Full refund will be provided up to 2 weeks before the first day of the session. After that date, partial refund (50%) will be provided.

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