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8th Meeting: Dynamic multilevel modeling with Mplus v8

8th Mplus Users Meeting 

The meeting is organized for Friday 14th of July 2017 at Utrecht University with a pre-conference workshop on Thursday 13th of July.

Mplus 8 offers the possibility to analyze intensive longitudinal data, such as obtained with ecological momentary assessments, experience method sampling, ambulatory assessments, and daily diaries, using dynamic SEM (DSEM). DSEM includes N=1 time series analysis that can be used to model the dynamics within a particular individual over time, for instance the reciprocal effects that momentMuthen,Bengtary stress and rumination may have on each other. Additionally, DSEM includes multilevel extensions of time series models, such that at level 1 a time series model is used to model the within-person dynamics of a process, while at level 2 we can model individual differences in the parameters that capture these dynamics. DSEM can handle multivariate outcomes as well as latent variables, and random effects can be both predicted from but also predictors of level 2 variables.

The pre-conference workshop is taught by Bengt Muthén, Tihomir Asparouhov and Ellen Hamaker on Dynamic Structural Equation Modeling (DSEM). If you want to be maximally prepared we recommend to participate in our Mplus Summerschool course on the fundamentals of Mplus and advanced longitudinal models (See also our intro to Mplus course) .



Schedule for the 8th Mplus Users Meeting:


9:30-9:55 Registration
9:55-10:00 Opening by Rens van de Schoot
10:00-10:30 Bengt Muthén: Why DSEM?
10:30-11:00 Ellen Hamaker: How did we get here?
11:00-11:30 Tihomir Asparouhov: DSEM in a nutshell
11:30-12:00 Q&A + General discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:20 Evelien Snippe: Designing a study with intensive longitudinal assessments
13:25-13:45 Loes Keijsers: Multilevel modeling with daily diaries and Experience Sampling Data
13:50-14:10 Peter Koval: Capturing the dynamics of emotion regulation in daily life
14:10-14:30 Break
14:30-14:50 Noémi Schuurman: Standardized coefficients in multilevel DSEM
14:55-15:15 Herbert Hoijtink: Bayesian Evaluation of Informative Hypotheses Illustrated with an Application to Dynamical Modelling
15:20-15:40 Mårten Schultzberg: Number of Subjects and Time Points Needed for Multilevel Time Series Analysis
15:40-16:00 Break
16:00-16:20 Jean-Philippe Laurenceau: Multilevel DSEM of Dyadic Data: Challenges and Opportunities
16:25-16:45 Laura Bringmann: Modeling change in psychopathological networks with DSEM
16:50-17:10 Oisín Ryan: Mediation and causal mechanisms: A continuous-time approach
17:10-17:30 Round Table discussion with Bengt Muthén, Ellen Hamaker & Tihomir Asparouhov
17:30 FREE Diner and drinks (sponsored by Mplus)