PLS-SEM Using SmartPLS: Foundations and Advanced Topics

hosted by Prof. Dr. Christian Ringle and the Northern Institute of Technology (NIT)

Northern Institute of Technology (NIT)

Start: Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020 09:00

End: Saturday, 14 Nov 2020 17:00

  • Preliminary Course Structure

    Date

    Time

    Content

    Nov 11
    2020
    [Wed]

    09:00 - 10:30

     Foundations of structural equation modeling
     Early morning arrivals can join the course anytime in this session
     (and the following break)

    11:00 - 12:30

     The nature of latent variables and specifying the measurement model
     (reflective / formative)

    13:30 - 15:00

     Introduction to PLS-SEM and the SmartPLS software

    15:30 - 17:00

     Model estimation: the PLS-SEM algorithm, the weighted PLS-SEM
     algorithm (WPLS), and consistent PLS (PLSc) & SmartPLS exercises

    Nov 12
    2020
    [Thu]

    09:00 - 10:30

     Assessing measurement model results (part I)  & SmartPLS exercises

    11:00 - 12:30

     Assessing measurement model results (part II)  & SmartPLS exercises

    13:30 - 15:00

     Assessing structural model results & SmartPLS exercises

    15:30 - 17:00

     Assessing structural model results (part II) and Bootstrapping
     & SmartPLS exercises

    Nov 13
    2020
    [Fri]

    09:00 - 10:30

    Advanced model evaluation (I): Prediction-oriented assessment of
     PLS-SEM results (PLSpredict) and prediction-based model comparison
     and selection & SmartPLS exercises

    11:00 - 12:30

      Advanced model evaluation (II): Goodness of fit criteria in PLS-SEM
    & SmartPLS exercises

    13:30 - 15:00

     Importance performance map analysis (IPMA) & SmartPLS exercises

    15:30 - 17:00

      Higher-order constructs and mediation & SmartPLS exercises

    Nov 14
    2020
    [Sat]

    09:00 - 10:30

     Measurement model invariance assessment (MICOM) and
     multigroup analysis & SmartPLS exercises

    11:00 - 12:30

     Moderation (interaction effects) and
     nonlinear relationships (quadratic effects) & SmartPLS exercises

    13:30 - 15:00

     Uncovering groups: Finite mixture partial least squares (FIMIX-PLS)
     & SmartPLS exercises

    15:30 - 17:00

     Uncovering groups: Prediction-oriented segmentation (PLS-POS)
     & SmartPLS exercises
     Wrap-up and outlook on upcoming PLS-SEM topics
     Afternoon and evening departures can leave the course anytime
     in this  session (and the previous break)

Short event description

This four-day course introduces participants to the state-of-the-art of partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) using the world-leading PLS-SEM software SmartPLS.

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