In May of 2020, Dan Bauer and Patrick Curran offered a free three-day Livestream course titled Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling. There were 3,000 participants from 38 countries and six continents. Because many people were unable to register at the time, we are now offering the recordings and materials from this three-day class for just $49 (simply to cover infrastructure costs) within our new online statistics training platform. In the short video below, Dan and Patrick describe the Just-in-Time Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling workshop.
Selecting the number of classes (or components) is one of the most challenging decisions to make when fitting a finite mixture model (including latent class analysis and latent profile analysis). In this post, we talk through the conventional wisdom on class enumeration, as well as when this breaks down.