MMM 2023 Pre-conference Workshop

New Features in Mplus Version 8.9 and 8.10

Instructors: Bengt Muthen, Tihomir Asparouhov, Ellen Hamaker

Monday, June 26, 2023 from 8:30-5:00 pm

This is your chance to catch up on the latest series of Mplus analysis acronyms: AESEM, ASEM, BSEM, DSEM, ESEM, PSEM, PSEM-ELGM, RDSEM, and RSEM.  These techniques offer better ways to do factor analysis, growth modeling, and SEM as well as more practical ways to study measurement invariance and structural differences across groups and time.  These techniques also present new ways to analyze intensive longitudinal data (ILD) using multilevel time series analysis with DSEM and Cross-Classified modeling.  Novel real-data applications of these techniques will be discussed together with Mplus scripts.

The workshop starts at 8:30 and ends at 5.  There will be 4 blocks, each consisting of 1 ½ hours lecturing followed by 15 minutes of Q & A’s.

Pre-conference Workshop Schedule

8:00-8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30-10:00 a.m. Lecture I
10:00-10:15 a.m. Lecture I Q & A
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lecture II
12:00-12:15 p.m. Lecture II Q & A
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:15-2:45 p.m. Lecture III
2:45-3:00 p.m. Lecture III Q & A
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:45 p.m. Lecture IV
4:45-5:00 p.m. Lecture IV Q & A

There will be no hands-on computing sessions.  Some familiarity with Mplus is required.  The new applications to be discussed will draw on a combination of ideas in our papers including these:

Asparouhov, T. & Muthén, B. (2023). Residual Structural Equation Models. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 30(1), 1-31. DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2022.2074422

Asparouhov, T. & Muthén, B. (2009). Exploratory structural equation modeling. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 16(3), 397-438.

Muthén, B. & Asparouhov, T. (2018). Recent methods for the study of measurement invariance with many groups: Alignment and random effects. Sociological Methods & Research, 47(4), 637-664.

Asparouhov, T. & Muthén, B. (2022). Multiple group alignment for exploratory and structural equation models. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 30(2), 169-191. DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2022.2127100

Muthén, B. & Asparouhov, T. (2012). Bayesian SEM: A more flexible representation of substantive theory. Psychological Methods, 17, 313-335

Asparouhov, T. & Muthén, B. (2023). Penalized structural equation models. Forthcoming in SEM.

Asparouhov, T., Hamaker, E.L. & Muhen, B. (2018). Dynamic structural equation models. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 25(3), 359-388, DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2017.1406803 (Download Mplus analyses)

Asparouhov, T. & Muthén, B. (2020). Comparison of models for the analysis of intensive longitudinal data. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 27(2) 275-297, DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2019.1626733 (Download scripts)

Hamaker, E.L., Asparouhov, T, & Muthén, B. (2023). Dynamic structural equation modeling as a combination of time series modeling, multilevel modeling, and structural equation modeling. Chapter 31 in: The Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling (2nd edition); Rick H. Hoyle (Ed.); Publisher: Guilford Press. (Download supplementary materials).


Handouts for certain portions of the preconference workshop are available below:

Bengt Muthén’s handouts: Muthen2023M3Workshop_4x4

Tihomir Asparouhov’s handouts: Tihomir_TeachingSlides_MMM_2023


Link to Full Conference Program: M3_2023_Program_06-20-2023

Link to Conference Registration: