International Research Workshop

 Model BuildingTechniques, Factor Analysis and SEM using SPSS & AMOS 

Softwares Application

  SPSS V.20 & AMOS V.20

 

Welcome to the RCTD's Postgraduate Research (PGR) Services

 

Research Center for Training & Development (RCTD) offers a wide range of training and development opportunities for postgraduate researchers. RCTD is regularly conducting workshops since the last three years, to train the faculty, researchers in planning, conducting and publishing high-quality research.

 

RCTD is organizing an international research workshop on "Model Building Techniques, Factor Analysis and SEM using SPSS & AMOS Software" on 13-14 May, 2015 (Wednesday-Thursday) at 9:30am-5:00pm Dubai, UAE. A researcher normally does Quantitative Data Analysis with Explorations > Descriptive, goes with Comparison of Means, then to Associations> Relations > Correlations > Covariance > Regression > Functional /Relational modeling etc. This approach is based on -- ONE–To–One; Many–To–One; One–To–Many relationships of variables. But when variables are closely interconnected and are believed to be having “Many–To –Many” Relationships, (or) where a variable is having a Relationship with a Target Variable operating through an Intermediate or Operational Variable (ex: x depends on y through a), Regular quantitative techniques are not feasible or to say, very tedious to calculate. Even though, we calculate with difficulties, the end result will never be a valid one logically.  SEM comes to handy in situations like this. In social sciences research, usually, a single (or Multi) variable will be associated with almost all variables of the Research and the Reverse is also the case. Though, we have MCDM / MCOM (Multi Criterion Decision/Options Modeling) techniques available, SEM is believed to be the highest pinnacle in the Multivariable -- Multi-Relationship Quantitative data analysis. 

 

The researchers from Universities, Research Institutes, R&D Organizations and Social Sector Organizations can participate individually or institutional in their own auditorium/office/home from anywhere around the world. The individual participant can participate using a laptop/desktop computer connected with internet. For institutional registration and arrangements, contact us through email (workshops@rctd.org) or Call us (0097551192657, 00923224309974, 001 905 487 1733).

 

Note: The university/institute will pay the participation fee after the one week of the workshop for the convenience of processing and paying the invoice. RCTD will send the certificates of participation and DVD of workshop recordings for 30 participants after the workshop through courier service.

 

Contents

 

Day-1

 

Introduction to Model Building Techniques, History of Multivariate Analysis, Exploratory Research and Confirmatory Research, Introduction to SEM, The Application of SEM in Postgraduate Research, Comparison between Variance Based SEM and Covariance Based SEM, MODELING SEM using Amos Graphic, Issues in SEM, Q&A.

 

Practical Session 1
The Concept of Latent Constructs – Formative and Reflective Constructs Drawing Measurement Model – First Order and SECOND Order Model Drawing Structural Model – Exogenous, Endogenous, Mediator, Moderator Understanding the Concept of Mediation and Moderation, Q&A

 

Practical Session 2
Validating the Measurement Model of a Construct (Running the CFA with SPSS) Issues in Model Fit, Improving the Fit, and Modification INDEXES Examining for Validity (Construct Validity, Convergent Validity, Discriminant Validity). Examining for Construct Reliability (Internal Reliability, AVE, CR), Q&A


Practical Session 3
CFA Reporting for Unidimensionality, Validity, and Reliability of a Construct Determining the Normality Distribution of Data, and Checking for Outliers. Modeling the Structural Model (SEM), Q&A

Day-2

 

Practical Session 1
Analyzing the Structural Model (SEM) using AMOS, Interpreting the Results, Testing the Hypotheses for Causal Effects (Path Analysis). Testing Hypothesis for Correlational Effects. Hypothesis Results Reporting, Q&A

 

Practical Session 2
Analyzing the more Complicated SEM Model, Modeling and Analyzing the Mediators, Testing Hypothesis for a Mediator Construct, Practical Examples from PREVIOUS Researches, Q&A

 

Practical Session 6
Analyzing the Mediators in a Complicated Model, Determining the Types of Mediation (Partial Mediation, FULL Mediation).  Q&A

Practical Session 7
PERSONAL Project Presentation 1, Comment, Q&A, Personal Project Presentation 2, Comment, Q&A, Wrap up Session, Q&A Workshop End

 

International Research Faculty

Dr. M. Iqbal

Data Analyst

Expert in Model Building Techniques and Testing of Modeling using AMOS

Trainer, RCTD

 

Dr. Fouzia

Data Analyst

Expert in Structural Equation Modeling using AMOS

Trainer, RCTD

 

Dr. Schehar Bano

Data Analyst

Expert in Factor Analysis and SEM using SPSS and AMOS Software

Trainer, RCTD

 

Dr. Sharjeel

Data Analyst

Expert in Model Building Techniques and Testing of Modeling using AMOS

Trainer, RCTD

 

Dr. Saima Rashid

IBM SPSS Certified

Faculty Member

Prince Sultan University

Saudi Arabia

 

Program Information


Date: 13-14 May, 2015 (Wednesday-Thursday)

Time: 9:30am-5:00pm Dubai, UAE

Local Participant: Rs. 3000/participant

International Participant: US$ 200/participant

Institutional Participation: Rs. 40,000 (up to 40 participants)


Note: The Universities/Institutes are requested to organize this International level workshop in their own computer lab/auditorium. The host institute does not require to have any conferencing facility, the conferencing facility will be provided by RCTD. For Institutional participation and arrangements, contact us (+97551192657, +1-6477176994, +1-9054871733) or workshops@rctd.org. 

 

Registration and Payment details


For registration send us the following details on workshops@rctd.org .  The registered participant will receive all the payment details in a formal invoice.

Full Name:

University/Institute:

Discipline/Area of Research:

Email:

Phone/Cell:

Postal Address: For courier of Certificate and a DVD of Workshop recordings

 

The participant will also get

  •         Resource Material (soft copy through email)
  •         Certificate of Participation (through courier)
  •         Software and workshop recordings (through DHL courier)

How to participate?

The confirmed participant/university will receive a confirmatory email from RCTD. The email will have a workshop join link. The participant will click the join link on the day of workshop on the time mentioned on the link, after clicking, the setup will start and after 2-3 minutes, the participant will be connected with live HD Video Conferencing of the workshop.    

 

Requirements

Desktop computer/Laptop P4 or latest

WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7/Mac

Internet connectivity

A set of Headphone & Mic (connect to your computer)

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty Members
  • Research Scholars (MPhil/PhD)
  • Research Associates
  • Researchers of Medical Sciences
  • Researchers of R&D Organizations
  • Researchers of Social Sector Organizations

For any questions or concerns regarding payments please contact one of our offices for assistance.

Ateeq-ur-Rehman
Managing Director (MD)
RCTD Inc.
Office: 00923224309974, Office: 00971551192657

Skype: research.rctd  
Email: workshops@rctd.org

 

RCTD INC., North America Head Office

Office: +1 905487 1733

workshops@rctdinc.com

 

RCTD INC., Asia/ Gulf Region Office

PO Box 54816 Abu Dhabi UAE

217J1 Wapda Town, Lahore

Office :+97 1551192657

Email: workshops@rctd.org