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We would like to invite you to join us for the second free, two-day statistical course offered as part of the COORDINATE project. The goal of COORDINATE is to mobilise the community of researchers and organisations to advance the coordinated development of the birth cohort and survey research on children's wellbeing in Europe. CESSDA ERIC is one of the beneficiaries in the project.

Modeling change: A gentle introduction to cross-lagged and latent growth curve approach


What is the course about

The statistical course aims to provide practical knowledge on analysing longitudinal data, focusing on: longitudinal structural equation modelling, cross-lagged mediation analysis, unconditional and conditional latent growth curve analysis. Basic understanding of regression and factor analysis is required.

A dataset will be provided for exercises, but participants can also use their own data. JASP (with lavaan syntax) and IBM SPSS AMOS statistical software packages will be used in the course.

Who is it for

The course is open to academic researchers from PhD students to full professors, policy practitioners, and other researchers or analysts working in the EU countries and associated states. A limited number of bursaries (up to €500) to support travel and accommodation will be available to selected participants. Additionally, two lunches and one dinner will be provided for all attendees.

About the lecturers

Mitja Ružojčić, PhD is post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb.

Aleksandar Štulhofer, PhD is full professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb.


The deadline for the application submission is 19th June 2023.


More information is available on the project website:

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Event details

Start time
Tue 26 Sep 2023 00:00 CEST
End time
Wed 27 Sep 2023 00:00 CEST
Face-to-face workshop
Research funders and policy makers
Skill level
Croatian Social Science Data Archive