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Summer Institute 2001The three-day workshop, Longitudinal Modeling with MPlus, covered introductory through advanced growth models in a general latent variable modeling framework. For each topic, issues of model specification, identification, estimation, testing, and modification were discussed, modeling hints were given, and a number of examples were discussed and analyzed. Mplus input setups were featured. Computer exercises were used to demonstrate the use of Mplus to analyze growth models.

Dr. Muthén obtained his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He is a Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California-Los Angeles, and a former President of the Psychometric Society. Dr. Muthén currently has an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Linda Muthén obtained her Ph.D. in the Research Methods Division of the Graduate School of Education, University of California-Los Angeles. She was formerly the manager of Quality Control and Customer Support at BMDP Statistical Software. Currently, she is the director of Product Development at Muthén & Muthén.

Comments about the Summer Institute

The Methodology Center’s Summer Institutes are the most useful summer seminar series I’ve been to. I’ve been to them many times—I started coming as soon as I became an academic—and the organizers get some of the best names in the field who can teach about cutting-edge topics.
Dr. Margaret Keiley, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University
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