Pre-Conference Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshop: May 18, 9:00-5:00 pm

New Features in LISREL 9

Dr. Karl G. Jöreskog

Contact person and lecturer:

Karl Jöreskog:


Karl G Jöreskog is Professor Emeritus at Uppsala University in Sweden. He received a PhD in Statistics at Uppsala University in 1963.  He was a Research Statistician at Educational Testing Service and a Visiting Professor at Princeton University from 1964 to 1971. During these years he published several papers in Psychometrika on the method of maximum likelihood applied to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, covariance structure analysis, and multiple group factor analysis. These papers laid the foundation for the LISREL model. In 1971 Jöreskog returned to Sweden to become Professor of Statistics at Uppsala University. In 1984 he was appointed a Research Professor of Multivariate Statistical Analysis, a position he held until his retirement in 2000.

Jöreskog received the Arnberg Prize by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in 1971, the Ubbo Emmius Medal by the University of Groningen, Netherlands in 1983, the ETS Award for Distinguished Service to Measurement by Educational Testing Service in 1987, the Sells Award by the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology in 2000, and the Olaus Rudbeck Medal by Uppsala University in 2005.

In 2014 he was awarded Jubilee Doctor by Uppsala University at the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his promotion to PhD. Jöreskog has authored several books and numerous journal articles on factor analysis and its extensions and on structural equation modeling. Together with Dag Sörbom he developed the LISREL computer program.

Workshop abstract:

A major new feature in LISREL 9 is the ability to start with raw data and formulate the model directly with SIMPLIS or LISREL syntax or by using the graphical user interface (GUI). This workshop will follow the principle of learning from examples. Several instructive examples will be demonstrated and discussed and, in particular, the connection between the statistical model and the syntax file will be covered. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with LISREL 9 on and follow the examples. If time permits, the following topics will be covered:

  •  Creating the LISREL system data file (LSF file)
  •  Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis
  •  Estimating Latent Mean Differences
  •  Estimating Latent Growth Curves from Data with Missing Values
  •  Latent Variable Scores
  •  Multilevel Analysis