Measurement Modelling and Structural Equation Modelling with LISREL

Time: 17. – 21.08.2015

Place: To be confirmed, either Helsinki School of Economics or Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

Learning goal and 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.

Number of participants: 15-20

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

Application: Please send an email to (Doctoral students are asked to attach their research proposal to registration e-mail). Deadline for applications will be on 31st of May, 2015.


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