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Workshop Objectives
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Content Covered in Workshop
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Resources to Continue Learning After Workshop
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Broad Overview of MeasurementRelated Research Questions
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Orientation to General Latent Variable Modeling Framework
o Path Diagram Notation
o Perspectives on Latent
Variables
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Orientation to Mplus
o Writing a Mplus command
file
o Using Mplus on a PC
o Using Mplus on a MAC
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Getting Data into Mplus (Using SAS, SPSS, Stata, R)
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Workflow and Reproducibility
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Dimensionality
o Model assumptions
o Good Practice
o Bad Practice
o Exploratory Factor
Analysis
o Model Fit Statistics:
Interpretation and Use
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Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)
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Bifactor Analysis
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CFA with Covariates
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Multiple Indicator, Multiple
Cause Models (MIMIC)
o CFA with Covariates and
Direct Effects
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Model Building Strategies (model fitting, decision logic)

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Item Response Theory (IRT)
o Test and Item Information
o IRT as a general latent
variable model
o Latent Response Variable
Formulation for Categorical Dependent Variables
o Assumptions of IRT
o Applications of IRT
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Differential Item Functioning
o Uniform Differential Item
Functioning
o Detection with CFA with
Covariates
o Detection with Multiple
Group CFA
o MIMIC Models with
categorical dependent variables
o Advantages and
Disadvantages of MGCFA and MIMIC
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Using Mplus and DIFFTEST procedure to detect uniform DIF
o Automating the DIFFTEST
procedure to enhance reproducibility and reduce risk of errors
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Resources to Continue Learning After Workshop

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Differential Item Functioning (DIF)
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Nonuniform DIF
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Multiple Group CFA
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Multiple Group MIMIC
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Algorithm for model building with Multiple Group CFA for DIF
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Comparison with other methods and software
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NonUniform DIF using a single group approach
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Factor Mixture Models
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Incorporating Complex Sampling Weights
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CFA with Bayesian Data Analysis techniques
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Responsible Conduct of Research
o Confidentiality
o Sensitivity
o Understanding Group
Differences Research versus Individual Effects
o Circularity and
Ipsativity in Measurement Research
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Resources to Continue Learning After Workshop
