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The Applied Psychometric Strategies lab provides a series of presentations on a range of quantitative and psychometric topics titled: “Applied Quantitative and Psychometric Series (AQPS). Events are open and anyone interested in our research is invited to attend. If you are interested in presenting on a topic, please contact Michael Toland.

Upcoming Events



Past Events



Presentation 1: Introduction to Mplus

Intro to Mplus Video

Intro to Mplus Handout

Intro to Mplus Data Files

David M. Dueber, MA (Doctoral student, STEM education)

This presentation focuses on how to get your data ready for use in Mplus, conduct basic descriptive analyses, and the commands available in Mplus for estimating basic correlations and regression models.

October 4, 2016
2:00-3:00 pm
Taylor Education Building 122

photo of joe-hammer-aps-lab

Presentation 2: Bifactor Analysis in Mplus

Bifactor Analysis in Mplus Video

Bifactor Analysis in Mplus Handout

Bifactor Analysis in Mplus Data Files

A tool to calculate ancillary indices for bifactor models (e.g., ECV, IECV, PUC, Omega, OmegaH, Relative Omega, H, Absolute Relative Bias, FD) go to ‘Resources’.

Joseph H. Hammer, PhD (Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology)

Michael D. Toland, PhD (Associate Professor, Educational Psychology)

This presentation introduces the bifactor confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) model: what it is, when to use it, how to run it in Mplus, and how to use follow-up Explained Common Variance and Omega coefficients to answer questions about the internal structure and reliability of multidimensional scales/instruments used in research.

November 1, 2016
3:00-4:00 pm
Taylor Education Building 122

Presentation 3: Measurement Invariance for Categorical Indicators in Mplus

Measurement Invariance with Categorical Indicators in Mplus Video

Measurement Invariance with Categorical Indicators in Mplus Handout

Measurement Invariance with Categorical Indicators in Mplus Data Files

Caroline Gooden, PhD (Educational Psychology)

Zijia Li, PhD (Educational Psychology)

This presentation focused on what is and how to conduct a measurement invariance analysis for categorical items within a confirmatory factor analysis framework in Mplus.

December 6, 2016
2:00-3:00 pm
Taylor Education Building 122

photo of James-Peugh-APS-LabPresentation 4: Missing Data Handling with Mplus

Missing Data Handling with Mplus Video

Missing Data Handling with Mplus Handout – (Powerpoint)

Missing Data Handling with Mplus Data Files – (Zip file)

James L. Peugh, Ph.D. (Associate Research Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)

March 1st
12:30 – 2 pm
109 Dickey Hall

Presentation 5: Mediation Analysis and More

Mediation Analysis and More Video.

Mediation, Moderation, and Measurement Error, oh My! (Powerpoint)

Mediation Data and Analysis (zip file)

Moderation Data and Analysis (zip file)

David M. Dueber, MA (Doctoral student, Quantitative and Psychometric Methods)

This presentation will focus on modern mediation concepts and analysis in Mplus including Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) methods to account for measurement error.

May 2, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Taylor Education Building 236B

“Instructional Guide to Applying an Item Response Analysis”

Abbey Love

“Introduction to Thurstonian Item Response Analysis”

Abbey Love

“Introduction to General Growth Mixture Modeling”

Trisha Turner

“Instructional Guide to Logistic Regression and Discriminant Analysis”

Caihong Li

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