Week 
Date 
Course Materials 
Readings 
1  8/22  Introduction and Overview; Review of General Linear Model; Descriptions of Variability Accompanying SAS Data and Syntax 
Maxwell & Delaney (2004) Appendix B 
8/23  HOMEWORK #0 ADMINISTERED; DUE TUESDAY 8/28 BY 11:59 PM  
8/24  Simple, Marginal, and Interaction Effects in GLMs (Introduction to SAS PROC GLM): Part 1 InClass and InColor Lecture Version Accompanying SAS Data and Syntax 

2  8/29  Simple, Marginal, and Interaction Effects in GLMs: Part 2 Accompanying SAS Data and Syntax 
Hoffman (in prep) ch. 2 
8/30  HOMEWORK #1 ADMINISTERED; DUE WEDNESDAY 9/5 BY 11:59 PM Overview of SAS Homework Starter Syntax More Help on HW1 and SAS 

8/31  NO CLASS; EXTRA 234 LAB HOURS FROM 911 AM  
3  9/5  Univariate Normal Distribution; GLM in Univariate Normal; Model for Means/Variances 
Kutner et al. (2005) Appendix A and ch. 1 p. 115 
9/6  HOMEWORK #2 ADMINISTERED; DUE TUESDAY 9/11 BY 11:59 PM  
9/7  Least Squares Estimation for GLMs 
Kutner et al. (2005) ch 1. p. 1633 

4  9/12  Maximum Likelihood Estimation for GLMs 
Enders (2010) ch. 3 
9/13  HOMEWORK #3 ADMINISTERED; DUE TUESDAY 9/18 BY 11:59 PM  
9/14  Introduction to Generalized Univariate Models; Models for Binary Outcomes (SAS PROC GENMOD) Example Excel and SAS Files 
Azen & Walker (2011) ch. 2 & 6  
5  9/19  Examples with Ordinal and Nominal Outcomes: Lecture Slides Example (revised 9/20) SAS Syntax and Data 
Cohen, Cohen, West, & Aiken (2002) ch. 13 
9/20  HOMEWORK #4 ADMINISTERED; DUE TUESDAY 9/25 BY 11:59 PM  
9/21  Review of topics and Examples with Ordinal and Nominal Outcomes, continued 

6  9/26  Models for Other NotNormal Outcomes Lecture Slides Example 
Atkins & Gallop (2007) 
9/27  HOMEWORK #5 ADMINISTERED; DUE TUESDAY 10/2 BY 11:59 PM  Johnson & Wichern (2002) ch. 2  
9/28  Matrix Algebra and PROC IML: Theory SAS Syntax and Data 

7  10/3  More Matrix Algebra, Mean Vectors, Covariance Matrices, and the Multivariate Normal Distribution SAS Syntax and Data 
Johnson & Wichern (2002) ch. 3 
10/4  HOMEWORK #6 ADMINISTERED; DUE TUESDAY 10/9 BY 11:59 PM  
10/5  Multivariate Normal Distribution; Introduction to Maximum Likelihood for Multivariate Outcomes (SAS PROC MIXED)
SAS Syntax and Data 
Johnson & Wichern (2002) ch. 4  
8  10/10  Examples of Adding Predictors to Multivariate Models; Uses of the ESTIMATE Statement with the CLASS Statement; Comparisons of Multivariate Models with Classical MANOVA:
Example SAS Syntax and Data 
Wright (1998) 
10/11  NO HOMEWORK  
10/12  NO CLASS  
9  10/17  Review of Topics to this Point and Practice with Multivariate Data SAS Syntax and Data 

10/18  HOMEWORK #7 ADMINISTERED; DUE TUESDAY 10/23 BY 11:59 PM  
10/19  Examples of Multivariate Regression and Difference Score Models Example 1: Body Dissatisfaction Example 2: Drug Acquisition 

10  10/24  More Multivariate Models Example 1: Repeated Measures Response Times in Younger and Older Adults Example 2: Models for Dyadic and Family Data 

10/25  HOMEWORK #8 ADMINISTERED; DUE TUESDAY 10/30 BY 11:59 PM  
10/26  Introduction to Bayesian and MCMC Estimation SAS Syntax and Data 
Enders (2010) ch. 6  
11  10/31 and 11/2  Missing Data, Handing Missing Data via Maximum Likelihood, How Not to Handle Missing Data, Handling Missing Data via Multiple Imputation SAS Syntax and Data SAS HowTo for Imputation With Different PROCs 
Enders (2010) ch. 4, 7, 8, 9 
11/2  HOMEWORK #9 ADMINISTERED; DUE FRIDAY 11/9 BY 11:59 PM  
12  11/7  Introduction to Mplus and Path Analysis Mplus Syntax Guide Mplus Syntax and Example Data 
Kline (2005) ch. 5, 6 Enders (2010) ch. 5 
11/9  HOMEWORK #10 ADMINISTERED; DUE WEDNESDAY 11/21 BY 11:59 PM  
Mediation Models MLR Model Comparisons Spreadsheet 
MacKinnon (2008) ch. 6  
13  11/14  Power Analysis for via SAS: PROC POWER and Simulation SAS Syntax 
Muthén & Muthén (2002) 
11/15  NO HOMEWORK  
11/16  Power Analysis via SAS and Mplus: Simulation (revised 2018) 
Maxwell, Kelley, & Rausch (2008)  
14  11/21  NO CLASS  
11/22  HAPPY THANKSGIVING  
11/23  NO CLASS  
15  11/28  Vermunt & Magidson (2002) McCutcheon (2002) 

11/29  NO HOMEWORK  
11/30  Principal Components Analysis and Exploratory Factor Analysis 
Johnson & Wichern (2002) ch. 8, 9 

16  12/5  Exploratory Factor Analysis, Continued (see 11/30 lecture) 

12/6  NO HOMEWORK  
12/7  Introduction to Multilevel Models: Slides RM ANOVA Example 
Maxwell & Delaney (2004) ch. 1215 

17  12/17  COMPLETED TAKEHOME FINAL EXAM DUE THROUGH BLACKBOARD MONDAY 12/17 BY 11:59 PM 
This course has two main objectives. First, it will cover general and generalized modern multivariate analysis using observed variables. Second, it will build a foundation, including the core language, concepts, and software, from which participants can eventually learn more advanced analyses (i.e., involving random effects and latent variables in PSYC 944 and PSYC 948, respectively). Class time will be devoted primarily to lectures and examples. Lecture materials in .pdf format will be available for download at the website above the day prior to class, or else paper copies will be provided in class. Audio/Video recordings of the class lectures in .mp4 format will also be posted online, but are not intended to take the place of class attendance. Selected book chapters and journal articles will be assigned for each specific topic as needed. The initial list of readings is provided below but will likely be updated throughout the semester. Updates to the reading list will be posted in the online syllabus and announced in class and via email. Finally, because the course will make use of statistical software, instructor office hours will be held in the 230 or 234 Burnett computer labs, in which participants will have opportunities to work on course assignments and receive immediate software assistance. SAS and Mplus will be the primary programs utilized, although examples using SPSS may also be provided as needed.
Participants should be familiar with the general linear model (analysis of variance, regression) prior to enrolling in this course (i.e., through PSYC 941 and 942). Participants will need to have access to SAS and Mplus software, available in rooms 234, 227, and 230 Burnett. SAS student licenses can be purchased from the statistics department (around $25; yearly renewal required). Individual student Mplus licenses are expensive (~$200 for the base program), but may be worth the cost if these models are something you’re likely to use frequently in the future. Course assignments will include both essay questions and application of techniques discussed in class, and will utilize data provided by the instructor.
As a reminder, the University has a policy on academic honesty (see the Graduate Studies Bulletin). All course assignments should be done individually.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the instructor for a confidential discussion of their individual needs for academic accommodation. It is the policy of UNL to provide flexible and individualized accommodation to students with documented disabilities that may affect their ability to fully participate in course activities or to meet course requirements. To receive accommodation services, students must be registered with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office, 132 Canfield Administration, 4723787 voice or TTY.
Course performance will be evaluated as follows. Details about each requirement will be presented throughout the semester prior to the due dates.
Homework Assignments (80 possible points):
Throughout the semester, 10 online homework assignments will be administered in order to give participants the practice applying techniques discussed in class and will be due as listed on the online syllabus. All homework assignments will be administered and submitted through the online system linked here. Each assignment will be worth 8 points and will consist of data analysis, results interpretations, and questions about the topics assigned. There will also be a “homework 0” designed to familiarize participants with the online homework system, that will be worth 3 bonus points.
TakeHome Final Exam (20 possible points):
A takehome final exam will be administered in midNovember and will be due the last week of finals. Participants are highly encouraged to submit a first draft of the takehome final exam for feedback in order to make revisions prior to submitting the final draft. The takehome final exam is cumulative and will feature data analysis and interpretation of topics throughout the semester. It should be submitted electronically via email as a Microsoft Word document using this naming convention: 943_FirstnameLastname_Final (adding an “r” to the end for a revision). Please use the track changes function in Microsoft Word when revising the takehome final exam.
Policy on Late Homework Assignments:
In order to be able to provide the entire class with prompt feedback, any late homework assignment will incur a 3 point penalty if submitted at any point past the due date. If extenuating obligations or circumstances will prevent you from completing any course requirements, please contact the instructors at least three weeks advance so that we can create a solution together.
Policy on Late TakeHome Final Exams:
In order to give participants as much time as is possible to work on the final exam, the due date for submitting the completed final exam falls shortly before course grades are due. Therefore, late final drafts will not be accepted. Participants are not required to submit first drafts of the final exam, but are strongly encouraged to do so, as the takehome final exam factors heavily into the overall course grade.
Final grades will be determined according to the proportion earned of 100 possible points:
=97 = A+ 9396 = A 90–92 = A 8789 = B+ 8386 = B 8082 = B < 80 = C or no pass
Policy on Assigning Incompletes:
A grade of “incomplete” will be assigned ONLY in the case of extenuating circumstances that prevent participants from completing course requirements in a timely manner.
Book Chapters:
Azen, R. & Walker, C. M. (2011). Categorical data analysis for the behavioral and social sciences. New York, NY: Routledge Academic.
Cohen, J., Cohen, P., West, S. G., & Aiken, L. S. (2002). Applied multiple regression/correlation analysis for the behavioral sciences (3^{rd} ed.). New York, NY: Routledge Academic.
Enders, C. K. (2010). Applied missing data analysis. New York, NY: Guilford.
Hoffman, L. (in preparation). Longitudinal analysis: Modeling withinperson fluctuation and change. NY, NY: Routledge Academic.
Johnson, R. A. & Wichern, D. W. (2002). Applied multivariate statistical analysis (5th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: PrenticeHall.
Kline, R. B. (2002). Principles and practice of structural equation modeling (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Guilford.
*Kruschke, J. K. (2011). Doing Bayesian data analysis: a tutorial with R and Bugs. Burlington, MA: Academic Press. * Currently not assigned, but a good reference for Bayesian models.
Kutner, M. H., Nachtsheim, C. J., Neter, J., & Li, W. (2005). Applied linear statistical models (5th Ed.). New York, NY: McGrawHill.
MacKinnon, D. P. (2008). Introduction to statistical mediation analysis. New York, NY: Routledge Academic.
Maxwell, S. E., & Delaney, H. D. (2004). Designing experiments and analyzing data. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Journal Articles:
Atkins, D. C., & Gallop, R. J. (2007). Rethinking how family researchers model infrequent outcomes: A tutorial on count regression and zeroinflated models. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 726735.
Maxwell, S. E., Kelley, K., & Rausch, J. R. (2008). Sample size planning for statistical power and accuracy in parameter estimation. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 537563.
McCutcheon, A. L. (2002). Basic concepts and procedures in single and multiplegroup latent class analysis. In J. A. Hagenaars & A. L. McCutcheon (Eds.), Applied latent class analysis (pp. 5688). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Muthén, L. K., & Muthén, B. O. (2002). How to use a Monte Carlo study to decide on sample size and determine power. Structural Equation Modeling, 9, 599620.
Vermunt, J. K., & Magidson, J. (2002). Latent class cluster analysis. In J. A. Hagenaars & A. L. McCutcheon (Eds.), Applied latent class analysis (pp. 89106). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Wright, S. P. (1998). Multivariate analysis using the mixed procedure. Proceedings of the TwentyThird Annual SAS Users Group International Conference, paper 229. Retrieved from http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi23/Stats/p229.pdf.