Latent Profile Analysis for Beginners.
From Anywhere, Any Time.

In this self-paced online workshop, Dr. Christian Geiser provides in-depth tutorials on analyzing and interpreting latent profile models in Mplus. With crystal clear hands-on lessons, he'll take you through each step of performing LPA, from writing syntax to interpreting output, all the way to reporting the results. Use the dropdown menu below to see what’s included in this 4-day course:

    1. Welcome to this course!

    2. Handouts, References, & Resources

    1. Introduction to Latent Profile Analysis (LPA)

    2. Formal details on LPA

    3. Getting Started with the Mplus Syntax

    4. Mplus Output for an LPA

    5. How to Export LPA Profile Plot Data

    6. Saving Class Membership Information

    1. Avoiding Local Likelihood Maxima in LPA

    2. Model Selection Part 1: Information Criteria

    3. Model Selection Part 2: Bootstrap Likelihood Ratio (Difference) Test

    4. Model Selection Part 3: Other Criteria

    5. Alternative Covariance Structures in LPA

    6. Testing Mean Differences Across Classes

    1. Introduction to Multigroup LPA

    2. Multigroup LPA in Mplus Part 1: Mplus Default Model

    3. Multigroup LPA in Mplus Part 2: Configural Measurement Equivalence Model

    4. Multigroup LPA in Mplus Part 3: Models with Parameter Equality Constraints

    5. Multigroup LPA in Mplus Part 4: Model Comparisons

    1. Introduction to the Analysis of Covariates

    2. Review Logistic Regression Analysis

    3. Covariate Analysis in Mplus: 2 Classes, Binary Covariate

    4. Covariate Analysis in Mplus: 3 Classes, Binary Covariate

    5. Covariate Analysis in Mplus: 3 Classes, Continuous Covariate

    6. Including an Outcome Variable of Class Membership

    7. Thank You and Final Tips

  • On-demand

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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Student/Postdoc:  406
Group: €1267

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Student/Postdoc:    £358
Group:  £1116

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Required notes:  
  • Name of person enrolling (only the contact person if enrolling a group)
  • Email address
  • Requested course(s)

Bundle Courses
& Save Funds

The Mixture Modeling with Mplus Bundle is a discounted 3-course sequence taught by Christian Geiser.

Get 3 deadline-free courses for a discount: Latent Class Analysis, Latent Profile Analysis, & Latent Transition Analysis.

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 foundational knowledge of regression analysis. Prior Mplus experience is helpful, but not required. Need a beginner-focused course? Mplus from Scratch gives you everything you need to be ready for this workshop.

  • There is no way that I will be able to set aside the four days required to take this course. Is the timing flexible?

    We understand completely! 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 Profile Analysis with Mplus will be available to start immediately upon payment.

  • 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 Facebook or shoot us an email so we can celebrate with you!

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