Learn S.EM. in R.
From Anywhere, Any Time.

In this on-demand workshop, Holmes Finch and Brian French teach you how to test a variety of latent variable models in R. With clear hands-on lessons, they’ll take you through each step of analyzing structural equation models, from writing syntax to interpreting output, all the way to reporting results. Use the dropdown menu below to see what’s included in this online course:

    1. Welcome!

    2. Handouts and Datasets

    3. Getting Started with R

    4. Observed Variable Models in R

    5. Latent Variable Models in R

    6. Exploratory Factor Analysis: Determining the Number of Factors

    7. Exploratory Factor Analysis: Other Factor Techniques & Factor Scores

    1. Introduction to Confirmatory Factor Analysis

    2. Confirmatory Factor Analysis in lavaan

    3. Assessing Model Fit

    4. Structural Equation Models

    5. Mediation Models

    6. MIMIC Model

    1. Modeling Change

    2. Linear Growth Curve Models

    3. Nonlinear Growth Curve Models

    4. Modeling Change in Multiple Variables

    5. Reporting on Latent Variable Models

    6. Tips to Avoid Common Analysis Mistakes

Meet Your Instructors

Latent Variable Modeling with R is team-taught by S.E.M. experts Dr. Holmes Finch and Dr. Brian French. Through their books and workshops, they have helped thousands of researchers and students across multiple disciplines to sharpen their statistical skillsets.

W. Holmes Finch, Ph.D.

Holmes Finch is the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology at Ball State University and a Professor of Statistics and Psychometrics. His research interests include structural equation modeling, item response theory, educational and psychological measurement, multilevel modeling, machine learning, and robust multivariate inference.  

Brian French, Ph.D.

Brian French is the Berry Family Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Learning and Performance Research Center at Washington State University.  His research focuses on the development of methods to improve methods for determining test score validity evidence.  


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The SEM with R Bundle is a discounted 3-course sequence taught by 4 experts in latent variable models in R.

Get 3 deadline-free courses for a discount: Latent Variable Modeling with R, Mediation & Moderation Analysis with R, & Latent Growth Curve Modeling with lavaan.

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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 experience with R is not required.

  • There is no way that I will be able to set aside the three 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?

    Unfortunately, personal feedback is not possible given the volume of researchers we serve. We are certain that Dr. Finch and Dr. French's thorough approach to guiding you through every step of using R, along with the helpful handouts and guides included in the course, will enable you to successfully perform S.E.M. techniques with your own data. Note that we here at QuantFish are always happy to help you navigate any technical issues related to the course itself.

How the Course Works

Follow these steps to start learning structural equation modeling:

  • 1. Enroll in the Course

    You will receive a payment receipt by email from QuantFish and instructions for accessing your Student Dashboard. Latent Variable Modeling with R is available to start immediately after enrolling.

  • 2. Start Learning

    Begin the course when the time is right for you. Visit your student dashboard, click on the course, and watch the 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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