Structural Equation Modeling with R

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Join us for the next meetup. The date & location have been set. Please note that we will be starting earlier than usual due to room availability, gathering at 6 and beginning the program at 6:30 sharp.

Prof. Shivraj (Raj) Kanungo, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU) (http://business.gwu.edu/decisionsciences/) will give a talk about how R can be used to perform structural equation modeling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structural_equation_modeling) (SEM, aka covariance structure modeling). This talk will introduce basic SEM concepts and then use a case study to walk the audience through three topics: confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), structural or path analysis, and multiple-group analysis.

Prof. Kanungo's slides and the dataset will be available from his website http://home.gwu.edu/~kanungo/ .

Schedule:

6:00 - 6:30 Food/networking
6:30 - 6:45 Introductions & WaRm Up
6:45 - 7:45 Prof. Kamungo
7:45ish Off to beeR

About Prof. Kanungo.

Shivraj (Raj) Kanungo is Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU). After earning his integrated Bachelors and Masters degree (1986) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, he finished his M.S. degree (1988) in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and earned his Ph.D. (1993) in Information and Decision Systems from The George Washington University, Washington DC. After teaching at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for seven years, Raj joined GWU in 2000. Raj’s research areas include evaluating and assessing information technology (IT) effectiveness in organizations and organizational decision making. Raj is a successful consultant and has published extensively in research journals like System Dynamics Review, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Strategic Information Systems, International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Information Systems, Software Process: Improvement and Practice, Information Technology and People, Computers in Human Behavior, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems and International Journal of Knowledge Management.