Advanced Structural Equation Modeling

MET522B Advanced Structural Equation Modeling

Spring 2024

  • Topics

    The course starts with an introduction to basic covariance algebra, followed by assessing model fit, sample size, and statistical power. Thereafter, the course addresses power analysis, and FIML and incomplete data.

    The main part of the course focuses on longitudinal confirmatory factor analysis. The participants will learn about configural invariance, weak and strong invariance, and multiple group models.

  • Learning outcome

    Upon course completion, the candidate can:


    • Explain the concept of analyzing multivariate longitudinal data.
    • Identify the link between classical structural equation modeling (SEM) and longitudinal structural equation modeling.


    • Use longitudinal structural equation modeling packages and apply these on research projects.

    General competence

    • Recognize and interpret statistical analyses applying longitudinal structural equation modeling.
    • Discuss and raise questions related to the use of the abovementioned methods.

  • Teaching

    Lectures and software exercises.

  • Restricted access

    • PhD candidates at NHH
    • PhD candidates at Norwegian institutions
    • PhD candidates at other institutions
    • PhD candidates from the ENGAGE.EU alliance
    • Motivated master’s students may be admitted after application, but are subject to the approval from the course responsible on a case by case basis
    • Individuals outside academia may be admitted after application, but are subject to the approval from the course responsible and the Vice Rector for Research on a case by case basis

    There is no cap on the number of students.

    NHH Research Scholars should register for the course as recommended.

  • Required prerequisites

    Multivariate Data Analysis.

  • Assessment

    Individual term paper.

    Re-take is offered the semester after the course was offered for students who signed up for the initial evaluation

  • Grading Scale

    Karakterskala A-F.

  • Computer tools


  • Literature

    Todd D. Little (2013):" Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling"; The Guilford Press.

    Jöreskog, Olsson, and Wallentin (2016): Multivariate Analysis with LISREL. 1st ed. Springer International Publishing. A PDF will be provided.

    Recommended reading:

    Handouts in multivariate statistics (under preparation)

  • This is an ENGAGE-course

    This course is offered to PhD candidates from the ENGAGE.EU alliance.


ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Spring. Will be offered spring 2024.

Course dates will be posted on Department of Strategy and Management's web pages.

Course responsible

Adjunct professor Ulf H. Olsson, Institutt for strategi og ledelse, NHH