Measurement Modelling and Structural Equation Modelling with LISREL

Time and place: Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics, 17. – 21.7.2017

Objectives: The course objective is to enable students to make positive contributions to extant knowledge in their field by enhancing their ability to a) interpret existing research findings, and also b) to conduct rigorous structural equation modelling research themselves. This objective is achieved through two aims: 1) to give students the technical skills to understand and conduct basic and advanced analysis using structural equation modelling techniques; 2) to give students the conceptual and philosophical understanding necessary to design and conduct appropriate analysis programmes for their research objectives.

Teaching: 5 days (6 hours per day, in total 30 hours) of intensive teaching, including lectures, practical exercises with LISREL (and SPSS) software, and targeted consultation and problem-solving sessions

Evaluation: Exercise assignment(s) that are evaluated.

Credits: 5 ECTS

Target audience: PhD. students in all fields of economics and business studies, (e.g. in marketing, management, accounting, etc.) who are handling research problems involving quantitative survey data. However, in student selection the priority will be given to doctoral students who are majoring in marketing, international business or management.

Prerequisites: Students must have an understanding of basic quantitative research methods, and statistical analysis. An understanding of multiple regression and factor analysis is essential.

Textbook: There are many basic texts available covering introductory structural equation modelling. An indicative reading list will be provided closer to the date of tuition, to ensure the latest material is used, and the basic introductory text is:

Diamantopoulos, A., and J.A. Siguaw (2000), “Introducing LISREL”. London: Sage.

Prerequisites: Ph.D. students in KATAJA program (preferably marketing and strategy/management students)

Admittance: The maximum number of students is 25 and the participants will be selected on the basis of KATAJA’s general instructions. There is no course fee for KATAJA member universities. However, each student has to cover for her/his travel expenses, accommodation and meals. Send your application (including one page CV and a max. 10 page research plan) to course coordinator  by 23th of June 2017 (16.00hrs). The selected students will be informed by email by the end of June, 2017.

Instructors: Professor John W. Cadogan (Business School, Loughborough University, UK) & professor Nick Lee (Warwick Business School, UK)

Coordinator: Professor Sanna-Katriina Asikainen & senior lecturer Anssi Tarkiainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Business