Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

School

Business School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Contact hours

Recommended prerequisite

Restricted

BAdvBus(Hons), BBusMan(Hons), GCBusRMeth, GDipBRM, PhD, MPhil. Quota: Minimum of 10 enrolments

Course coordinator

A/Prof R. Pappu

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

Research in business is characterised by an increasing sophistication in methods and models. This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of structural equations with latent variables. Latent variable structural equation modelling (SEM) is a very general and flexible modelling framework with much application to research in the applied business disciplines (eg. accounting, business information systems, international business, management, marketing, etc). SEM subsumes many statistical models as special cases (eg. factor analysis and linear regression) and is especially designed to incorporate latent variables, which in typical applications represent attitudes or other latent constructs. This course focuses on the fundamental theory of latent variable SEM and is not particularly mathematical. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and statistical theory of SEM, including model notation, model estimation and identification, and SEM sub-models. The fundamentals of the full generalised SEM model, and applications and extensions of the model are discussed, including applications to cogent social science disciplines (eg. applied economics and applied psychology). This practical and applied course is lab-based with a mix of short seminar style presentations and instruction in the use of statistical packages for specifying and estimating SEM models.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile