Structural Equation Model (Basic)



Course Dates

Target group

Maximum number of participants / Credit Points

Waiting list

iDiv Leipzig, room C.02.05 - Grand Canyon

13-14 November 2023,
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

8 / 0.5 CP


The course includes the follwoing topics:

  • Introduction to SEM
  • Basic skeleton of SEM
  • Covariance matrix
  • Latent variables
  • Path Co-efficient
  • Model accuracy
  • Hands-on practice using R 

No prior knowledge needed.

Participants are expected to participate actively and to bring their own laptops.


Dr. Swapna Mahanand

Swapna is a Postdoc at iDiv and the University of Leipzig. Her research interests encompass the following domains: Biodiversity, Remote Sensing, Dispersal Ecology, Biogenic Emissions, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. She obtained her PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in Ecology and Remote Sensing. Additionally, she holds a Master's degree in Environmental Science.

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