DRE 1011 Psychometrics and Multivariate Analysis
The course is a thorough examination of the basics of multivariate statistics and structural equation modeling (SEM). SEM is a very general and flexible analysis approach that combines path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis with the ability to model complex hypothesis relevant for researchers in sociology, psychology, marketing, strategy, education and economics.
The aim of the course is to give the students training in areas of advanced multivariate statistics, by teaching them some of the most popular computer based methods applied in social science statistics. The course will also focus on basic statistical theory as well as on critical use of statistics in research. There will also be discussions and presentations of some of the latest research within parametric methods and non-normality.
After undertaking this course, the student should be able to apply several multivariate statistical techniques, use modern statistical software and apply these on their research projects. They should also have acquired enough basic knowledge so that they on their own can extend their statistical "tool box".
- Univariate Regression analysis and Analysis of Variance
- Classification: Logistic Regression/Probit Regression and Discriminant analysis
- Multivariate Regression analysis
- EFA (Exploratory factor analysis) and PCA (Principal Component Analysis)
- CFA (Confirmatory factor analysis)
- MTMM models
- SEM (Structural Equation Modeling)
- Multigroup Analysis
- Longitudinal SEM
Main software is R/lavaan (and MPlus).
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.
Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.
|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
|100||No||2 Month(s)||Individual||The paper should be original work, and be written specifically for this course.|
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
|Comment:||The paper should be original work, and be written specifically for this course.|
|Exam code:||DRE 10111|
|Resit:||Examination when next scheduled course|
Group work / Assignments
Student's own work with learning resources
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.