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 momentary 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) .