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Workshop on Multilevel Modeling in Mplus:

Video and Handouts available at

March 17, 18, 2005

Instructor:  Bengt Muthen, UCLA

Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention and Early Intervention and the Departments of Mental Health and Biostatistics

Two one-day, no-cost training sessions will be given at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD on March 17 and 18, 2005.  The topics include growth and growth mixture modeling (2- and 3-level modeling),  multilevel factor analysis, multilevel structural equation modeling, and multilevel latent class modeling.


Alumni Auditorium in the School of Nursing.

Prerequisites: Intermediate understanding of multilevel modeling or latent variable structural equation modeling.

Course Information

Morning session: 8:30-12:30 (15 minutes break at 10:00)

Lunch: 12:30-2:00

Afternoon session: 2:00 – 5:30 (15 minutes break at 3:00)

Topics for March 17:

Introductory growth modeling

  • Ideas behind modeling of individual differences in development
  • Comparison of multilevel, random effect mixed linear, and SEM growth approaches
  • Growth modeling using a general latent variable framework
  • Linear growth model
  • Growth model with free time scores
  • Covariates in the growth model
  • Centering
  • Piecewise growth model
  • Growth models with individually varying times of observation and random slopes
  • Regression among growth factors
  • Multiple process growth models 

Advanced growth modeling

  • Two-part growth modeling when outcomes have strong floor effects
  • Multiple group growth models
  • Multiple cohorts
  • Randomized preventive interventions
  • Growth mixture modeling with latent trajectory classes
  • Latent transition modeling
  • Multiple indicator growth models
  • Power calculations and design issues
  • A growth model as part of a bigger model

Topics for March 18:

Cross-sectional analysis with two-level data

  • Multilevel regression analysis
  • Multilevel path analysis
  • Multilevel factor analysis
  • Multilevel structural equation modeling
  • Multivariate modeling of family members
  • Multilevel latent class analysis

Longitudinal analysis

  • 3-level growth modeling
  • 3-level, 2-part growth modeling
  • 3-level growth mixture modeling

We are no longer accepting registrations.

Travel reimbursement scholarships of up to $500 will be offered to a limited number of early career intervention scientists (advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty members) who lack the travel resources to attend the workshop. Registrations and travel reimbursement scholarships will be accepted starting January 18 at 8 am EST.

Please e-mail ( or fax (410-550-3461) Dana Darney your completed registration form, CV and a cover letter describing your current research and how your attending the workshop will advance your research.  Please also include a copy of your university/school ID.  The travel reimbursement scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

E-mail questions to Ms. Darney at

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Hurd Hall is also located on the map. Hurd Hall is in the Halstead building on the south side of the main corridor of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the red and blue carpets intersect. If you are walking down the hallway past the cafeteria near the children’s zoo toward Meyer you will pass it. It is a crossroad to Carnegie, Blalock, Nelson and Halstead.

There is a hospital restaurant and cafeteria located near Hurd Hall (link to dining services-

Hotel Information

Listed Below is the information for 3 hotels located near the JHU campus. You will have to pay for your transportation to the JHU campus (walk or get a cab). When you call for reservations be sure to tell them you are attending a Hopkins event so that you get the Hopkins rate.

  1. Inn at the Colonnade

            4 West University Parkway

            Baltimore, MD 21218



  1. Henderson’s Wharf

            1000 Fell Street

            Baltimore, MD 21231



  1. The Admiral Fell Inn

888 South Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
410 522 7377


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