SEM without Equations: Using AMOS Graphics for Structural Equation Modelling

LocationCavendish, Central London
FacultyScience and Technology

This is a two-day course, suitable for those with some prior knowledge of exploratory factor analysis and multiple regression. The course will introduce you to structural equation modelling. You will be enabled to use AMOS Graphics for path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and full structural models. You will learn how to interpret the output and how to modify models when appropriate.

Teaching is via provided data sets. In the last hour there will be formal time to discuss your own data. It is not a consultation service, but you should be equipped to conduct suitable analyses and move on to wider use of SEM.

Teaching takes place in computer rooms equipped with AMOS and SPSS 22.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for academics or established professionals for continuing professional development in extending their use of statistical procedures to structural equation modelling. It is also suitable for PhD students who will be or are using structural equation modelling in their research.

You should have some prior knowledge of exploratory factor analysis and multiple regression.

AMOS graphics is available on the computers used during the course. To apply the knowledge afterwards, attendees will need use of AMOS graphics through their home institution.

Courses no longer available
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
10 July 2017 2 days 10am–5pm Monday and Tuesday Private sector £450, public sector £385, PhD students £295* Already started

*Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to book as a public-sector member or PhD student. 

Course content

This course covers:

  • overview of the SEM approach
  • underlying principles and limitations of SEM
  • model specification, model fit and model modification
  • other issues in SEM
  • introduction to AMOS Graphics
  • using AMOS Graphics for:
    • path analysis
    • confirmatory factor analysis – the measurement model
    • structural models – path analysis and full model
  • interpreting AMOS output

The course leader is Rosemary Snelgar. She is co-author, with Nicky Brace and Richard Kemp, of the successful textbook SPSS for Psychologists. She has taught SEM for a number of years to MSc and PhD students, and to researchers and lecturers from other universities.

Read more about Rosemary Snelgar.

You will get most out of the course if you have some prior knowledge of exploratory factor analysis and multiple regression.

Contact us

Short Course Support Team

E: [email protected]
T: +44(0)20 3506 9900