***First announcement and call for presentations***
This meeting is open to all researchers currently using Mplus. Mplus is a flexible statistical package popular with those interested in modelling with latent variables e.g. CFA, structural equation modelling, growth modelling, etc.
To submit an abstract, please use the online abstract submission form available at:
You will be asked to indicate whether you wish to give:
1. a 30-minute talk (followed by a 10-minute discussion), or
2. a 15-minute talk (followed by a 5-minute discussion),
Presentation topics might include:
. Examples of new features in Mplus version 6, including Bayesian analysis or multiple imputation
. case studies of teaching using Mplus
. applications using Mplus - e.g. medical, psychological, education
. critiques/examples of different models - e.g. latent class / IV / latent transition / growth modelling / missing data / SEM
. reviews of analytical issues, and
. comparisons between Mplus and other software packages.
Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday 30th November 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent by Friday 17th December.
Details of how to register for the meeting will be announced by the end of October.
Registration fees: £50 for academic, free for PhD students.
In addition to the Mplus meeting, the Biostatistics Group at The University of Manchester are holding a half day seminar series on Wednesday 16th March 2011, between 14.00 and 17.00. It will feature three 50 minute talks by invited speakers on methodological topics linked with the Mplus users meeting. The seminars are free to attend, and will be open to all (Mplus meeting attendees or not).
Dr Richard Emsley
Biostatistics, Health Methodology Research
School of Community Based Medicine
The University of Manchester
Chairman, RSS Manchester Local Group
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