This page will collect teaching materials involving lavaan. If you have teaching materials you would like to share, please contact us, and will put them here online. Recent materials are on the top. A selection of my own materials can be found at the bottom of the page.

Lavaan: how to get started: a short tutorial to get you started developed by Naomi Schalken and Rens van de Schoot.

Latent variable modelling of cross-national survey data: an introduction to Factor Analysis and SEM with examples both in both STATA and lavaan, written by Myrsini Katsikatsou and Jouni Kuha (LSE)

One week workshop on SEM and R (using lavaan) in Spanish, prepared by Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal (Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis, University of Kansas): slides and R code

Tutorial paper on `Factor Analysis using R', written by Alex Beaujean (Baylor University) can be found here.

A short introduction to lavaan in German, prepared by Christina Werner (University of Zurich), can be found here.

A teaching session on measurement invariance analysis using lavaan, prepared by Kate Xu, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge: PDF (1.6MB), PPTX (1.4MB), R code.

A full semester course (Fall 2012) on 'Latent Variable Models in Education' prepared by A. Alexander Beaujean: PDF (2.2MB, 578 slides).

Teaching materials for a course 'An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology' prepared by Jarrett Byrnes: http://byrneslab.net/teaching/sem/

Teaching materials for a one day tutorial 'Covariance Based Structural Equation Modeling', prepared by Joerg Evermann (Memorial University of Newfoundland, email: jevermann@mun.ca): evermann.zip (6.7MB), including model syntax, datasets, R scripts and slides. The slides alone are available here (17MB). Using lavaan version 0.4-9.

a double-block session on lavaan presented at the Modern Modeling Methods (M3) conference (May 2013): PDF, TeX

one-day workshop in Utrecht, April 2012; part 1 (lavaan: an R package for structural equation modeling: PDF, TeX, part 2 (lavaan: a brief user's guide: PDF, TeX) and part 3 (lavaan internals: PDF, TeX)