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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

Not only is Penn State’s Methodology Center considered one of the best statistical training centers in the country, but the center is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse—because of this, they can attract well-known speakers who are leaders in substance-use research. This provides a great environment in which we can learn and network.
Michael Marshal, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh
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