Melanie Colón Posted July 6, 2017 Share Posted July 6, 2017 "Structural Equation Modelling for Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists”Delivered by Dr. Jarret Byrnes and Dr. Jon Lefcheckwww.prstatistics.com/course/structural-equation-modelling-for-ecologists-and-evolutionary-biologists-semr01/This course will run from 23rd - 27th October 2017 at Margam ParkDiscovery Centre, Wales, UKCourse only and all inclusive packages are available.The course is a primer on structural equation modelling (SEM) andconfirmatory path analysis, with an emphasis on practical skills andapplications to real-world data.Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) is a rapidly growing technique inecology and evolution that unites multiple hypotheses in a single causalnetwork. It provides an intuitive graphical representation of relationshipsamong variables, underpinned by well-described mathematical estimationprocedures. Several advances in SEM over the past few years have expandedits utility for typical ecological datasets, which include count data,missing observations, and nested or hierarchical designs.We will cover the basic philosophy behind SEM, provide approachablemathematical explanations of the techniques, and cover recent extensions tomixed effects models and non-normal distributions. Along the way, we willwork through many examples from the primary literature using the open-source statistical software R (www.r-project.org). We will draw on twopopular R packages for conducting SEM, including lavaan and piecewiseSEM.Participants are encouraged to bring their own data, as there will beopportunities throughout the course to plan, analyse, and receive feedbackon structural equation models.Course content is as followsDay 1Introduction to SEMModule 1: What is Structural Equation Modeling? Why would I use it?Module 2: Creating multivariate causal modelsModule 3: Fitting piecewise modelsReadings: Grace 2010 (overview), Whalen et al. 2013 (example)Day 2SEM Using LikelihoodModule 4: Fitting Observed Variable models with covariance structuresModule 5: What does it mean to evaluate a multivariate hypothesis?Module 6: Latent Variable modelsModule 7: ANCOVA revisited & NonlinearitiesReadings: Grace & Bollen 2005, Shipley 2004Optional Reading: Pearl 2012, Pearl 2009 (causality)Day 3Piecewise SEMModule 8: Introduction to piecewise approachModule 9: Incorporation of random effects modelsModel 10: AutocorrelationReading: Shipley 2009; Lefcheck 2016Day 4Advanced Topics with Likelihood and Piecewise SEMModule 11: Multigroup models and non-linearitiesModule 12: Composite VariablesModule 13: Phylogenetically-correlated dataModule 14: Prediction using SEMModule 15: How To Reject A Paper That Uses SEMReadings: Grace & Julia 1999, von Hardenberg & Gonzalez‐Voyer 2013Day 5Open Lab and Final PresentationsPlease email any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ourwebsite www.prstatistics.comPlease feel free to distribute this material anywhere you feel is suitable-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PR stats other courses1. 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