Latent Growth Curve Modeling Workshop

In this self-paced online course, Dr. Christian Geiser gives in-depth tutorials on analyzing and interpreting growth curve models in Mplus. With crystal clear hands-on lessons, he'll take you through each step of the analysis, along with interpreting and reporting results. Use the dropdown menu below to see what’s included in this 4-module course:

    1. Session 1: Welcome & Overview of the Course

    2. Handouts, References, & Resources

    3. Session 2: Linear Growth Curve Model

    4. Session 3: Data Preparation for Mplus

    5. Session 4: BASIC Analysis in Mplus

    6. Session 5: Random Intercept Model in Mplus

    7. Session 6: Linear Growth Model in Mplus

    8. Session 7: Special Mplus Syntax for Growth Models

    9. Session 8: Plotting Growth Curves in Mplus

    1. Session 9: Quadratic Growth Curve Model

    2. Session 10: Quadratic Growth Curve Model in Mplus

    3. Session 11: Free Growth Model with Estimated Loadings

    4. Session 12: Free Growth Model in Mplus

    5. Session 13: Piecewise Growth Model

    6. Session 14: Piecewise Growth Model in Mplus

    7. Session 15: Binary Covariates (Introduction)

    8. Session 16: Binary Covariates: Coefficients Explained

    9. Session 17: Binary Covariates in Mplus

    10. Session 18: Introduction to Multigroup Analysis

    11. Session 19: Multigroup Analysis in Mplus

    12. Session 20: Continuous Covariates (Introduction)

    13. Session 21: Continuous Covariates in Mplus

    1. Session 22: Intro to Longitudinal CFA with Multiple Indicators

    2. Session 23: Testing Longitudinal Measurement Equivalence (Invariance)

    3. Session 24: Automated Measurement Invariance Testing in Mplus

    4. Session 25: Manual Measurement Invariance Testing in Mplus

    5. Session 26: Modeling Indicator-Specific (Method) Effects

    6. Session 27: Automated Invariance Testing with Indicator-Specific Factors in Mplus

    7. Session 28: Manual Invariance Testing with Indicator-Specific Factors in Mplus

    8. Session 29: Computing Convergent Validity and Indicator Specificity Coefficients

    9. Session 30: Second-Order Growth Curve Model

    10. Session 31: Second-Order Growth Curve Model in Mplus

    11. Session 32: Indicator-Specific Growth Model

    12. Session 33: Indicator-Specific Growth Model in Mplus

    1. Session 34: Overview of Module 4

    2. Session 35: Introduction to Growth Mixture Modeling

    3. Session 36: Growth Mixture Models (Mplus Syntax)

    4. Session 37: Growth Mixture Models (Mplus Output)

    5. Session 38: Growth Mixture Models (Caveats)

    6. Session 39: LGC Models as Multilevel Models (Introduction)

    7. Session 40: Single-Indicator LGC Models as TWOLEVEL Models (Syntax)

    8. Session 41: Single-Indicator LGC Models as TWOLEVEL Models (Output)

    9. Session 42: Multiple-Indicator LGC Models as Multilevel CFA Models (Introduction)

    10. Session 43: Multiple-Indicator LGC Models as TWOLEVEL Models (Syntax)

    11. Session 44: Multiple-Indicator LGC Models as TWOLEVEL Models (Output)

    12. Session 45: Individually-Varying Times of Observations (TSCORES)

    13. Session 46: Binary and Ordinal Indicators in Mplus

    14. Session 47: Thank You and Final Tips

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Christian Geiser

Dr. Christian Geiser is the Director of Education at Quantfish, former professor of quantitative psychology, and author of two books on Mplus.   As a leader in the development of latent variable techniques with complex data, he has helped thousands of researchers and students around the world to achieve their analytic goals.   This course is a part of a companion series of workshops to his books and articles.    


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Group: €1467

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The Longitudinal: Mplus Bundle is a discounted 3-course sequence taught by Christian Geiser.

Get 3 deadline-free courses for a discount: Longitudinal SEM, Latent Growth Curve Modeling, & LST Modeling.

The courses are taken on your schedule. You'll keep access to your courses, so you can return to them whenever you need to.

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  • What level of statistical training is required for the course?

    This course is for learners with a working knowledge of factor analysis and S.E.M.. Prior Mplus experience is not required.

  • I won't be able to complete this course all at once. Is the timing flexible?

    Yes.! The timing is entirely up to you. Once you enroll and the course has launched, you will have unlimited access to the content. You are free to pause and return to your lessons as needed.

  • Will you give me feedback on my analyses?

    Dr. Geiser is happy to answer questions related to course content and Quantfish promptly resolves any technical issues related to the course platform. If you are interested in personal consultation on your own data, please contact us to get started.

How the Course Works

Follow these steps to get started:

  • 1. Enroll in the Course

    You will receive a payment receipt by email from QuantFish and instructions for accessing your Student Dashboard. Latent Growth Curve Modeling with Mplus will be available to start on January 19, 2024.

  • 2. Start Learning

    Begin the course when the time is right for you. Visit your student dashboard, click on the course, and watch Dr. Geiser's introductory video to get started. Subsequent lessons are shown to you in sequential order, along with the PDF resources. Plan on each day (module) to take about three hours, plus practice time. At the completion of the course, we will provide a certificate of completion that you can use for your own professional needs.

  • 3. Share Your Success!

    The best part of our work here at QuantFish is seeing our trainees implement their newfound analytic skills in their own research. We LOVE hearing about published papers and successful defenses. Find us on LinkedIn or Twitter or shoot us an email so we can celebrate with you!

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