Multi-Level Analysis with SEM

This course by Professor Gordon Cheung presents analytical methods for multi-level studies with latent variables.


We last ran this course in February 2020. For any enquiries about this course or to express interest in it, please email


Professor Gordon Cheung


This course assumes that participants have a basic of structural equation modelling and experience with using Mplus. Participants who do not possess these are strongly encouraged to attend the 2-day Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling with Mplus first.

Course outline

This one-day workshop presents analytical methods for multi-level studies with latent variables. It provides:

  1. the basic concepts behind multi-level organisational research,
  2. comparison of nested data and multi-level theory
  3. understanding of hierarchical linear models, and
  4. Mplus syntax for testing various forms of multi-level data and theory.

Hands-on data analysis with examples will be provided.

Fee structure

Student: $NZ225

Other: $NZ450


Chen G, Bliese PD, Mathieu JE (2005). Conceptual Framework and Statistical Procedures for Delineating and Testing Multilevel Theories of Homology, Organizational Research Methods, 8, 375–409.

Hofmann D (1997). An overview of the logic and rationale of hierarchical linear models. Journal of Management, 23: 723–744.

Klein K & Kozlowski SW (2000). From micro to meso: Critical steps in conceptualizing and conducting multilevel research. Organizational Research Methods, 3: 211–236.

Muthén LK & Muthén BO (1998–2015). Mplus User’s Guide (Seventh Edition). Los Angeles, CA: Muthén and Muthén, Chapter 9.