is pleased to present a 2.5 day workshop:


MAY 21, 22, 23, 2012

Taught by Gregory R. Hancock



This 2.5-day workshop assumes no prior experience with structural equation modeling (SEM), and is intended as both a theoretical and practical introduction. An understanding of SEM will be developed by relating it to participants’ previous knowledge of multiple linear regression, and then by expanding it to allow for correlated and causally related latent constructs. We will start with path analysis among measured variables, move into confirmatory factor models, then structural models involving latent causality, and finally into an overview of more advanced topics. Examples will be accompanied by input and output using the SIMPLIS/LISREL software package. Throughout the course participants will be able to do practice exercises using SIMPLIS/LISREL; participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop PCs to do these exercises.


Graduate students, emerging researchers, continuing researchers


Participants should have a foundational knowledge up through multiple regression.  Prior experience with exploratory factor analysis and multivariate methods is a plus, but not required.


Models and hands-on exercises for this workshop will be done using the SIMPLIS language within the LISREL software package. Prior to the workshop participants should download a free student version, which is fully functional but limited to 15 variables, by visiting

Note that there is not a current Mac version of LISREL, so if you want to run LISREL on a Mac you will have to have a PC emulator, partitioned harddrive, etc.


May 21: workshop 9:00-4:30 (check-in 8:00-9:00)
May 22: workshop 9:00-4:30
May 23: workshop 9:00-12:30


DePaul University
Lincoln Park Campus
St. Vincent DePaul Room (Room 417)
Richardson Library (
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Link to campus map


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(seats limited)

General admission: $450
DePaul faculty/staff, College of Education: free*
DePaul faculty/staff, not in College of Education: $395
Full time graduate students, DePaul University:  $295
Full time graduate students, not at DePaul University:  $325

Course fees include course materials.  Participants are responsible for their travel, lodging, food, and parking.  No food will be provided at the workshop.  Participants will be on their own during breaks, including lunch.  Information will be provided as to where nearby food and beverages are located.

* still must formally register and commit to attending full workshop


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The Lincoln Park campus is located approximately 17 miles from O’Hare airport and 13 miles from Midway airport.


From the north and northwest
From the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94) exit at Fullerton Avenue and turn left (east.) The Lincoln Park campus is about two miles from the expressway on Fullerton Avenue and Sheffield Avenue. 

From the west
From the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), turn onto the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94) heading toward Wisconsin. From the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94) exit at Fullerton Avenue and turn right (east.) The Lincoln Park campus is about two miles from the expressway on Fullerton Avenue and Sheffield Avenue. 

From the south
From the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94) continue as the expressway becomes the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94). Exit at Fullerton Avenue and turn right (east.) The Lincoln Park campus is about two miles from the expressway on Fullerton Avenue and Sheffield Avenue. 

From Lake Shore Drive (north or south)
Exit Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton Avenue. Head west for about three miles. The Lincoln Park campus is located on Fullerton Avenue and Sheffield Avenue. 


Clifton Parking Deck - 2330 N. Clifton
Sheffield Parking Garage - 2331 N. Sheffield


CTA Trains
Three rapid transit train lines service DePaul's Lincoln Park campus. You may transfer to these lines from all other train lines in most downtown stations. 
* Howard and 95th/Dan Ryan (Red)
* Linden (Evanston)/Loop (Purple)
* Kimball/Loop (Brown)
Exit at the Fullerton station. After coming down the steps, turn left (west) to Sheffield Avenue. These are the train lines servicing the Lincoln Park campus:

Bus routes interconnect throughout the city. Several buses stop very near the Lincoln Park campus, such as:
#74 Fullerton Avenue
#11 Lincoln Avenue
#8 Halsted Street
All routes are subject to change by the CTA. For more information, visit


Several hotels in the area offer a special rate to DePaul visitors. When making reservations, be sure to ask for the DePaul rate. All rates are based on availability.

Belden - Stratford Hotel 
2300 Lincoln Park West 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(773) 281-2900

Best Western Hawthorne Terrace
3434 N. Broadway Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60657 
(773) 244-3434

City Suites Hotel
933 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614 
(800) 248-9108

Days Inn Chicago 
644 West Diversey Parkway 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(773) 525-7010

Hilton Indigo
1244 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 787-4980

Inn at Lincoln Park
601 W. Diversey Parkway 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(773) 348-2810

Majestic Hotel
528 W. Brompton Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60657 
(800) 727-5108


Gregory R. Hancock is Professor and Chair of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Director of the Center for Integrated Latent Variable Research (CILVR). His research interests include structural equation modeling and latent growth models, and the use of latent variables in (quasi)experimental design. His research has appeared in such journals as Psychometrika, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Psychological Bulletin, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Review of Educational Research, and Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation. He also co-edited with Ralph O. Mueller the volumes Structural Equation Modeling: A Second Course (2006) and The Reviewer's Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (2010), and with Karen M. Samuelsen the volume Advances in Latent Variable Mixture Models (2008). He is past chair of the SEM special interest group of the American Educational Research Association (three terms), serves on the editorial board of a number of journals including Psychological Methods, is Associate Editor of Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, and has taught dozens of methodological workshops in the United States, Canada, and abroad. He also received the 2011 Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Hancock holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He may be reached at