Monday, October 15, 2018

Webinar series: Intermediate PLS-SEM using WarpPLS 6.0

Early Registration Ends 10/19: Intermediate PLS-SEM using WarpPLS 6.0.

Discounted $95 USD early registration ends October 19.

Live online 6-session webinar series: Intermediate PLS-SEM using WarpPLS 6.0 software. Webinar sessions on Fridays begin mid-November.

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Webinar series agenda: (1) Explore different applications of full latent growth; (2) Explore conditional probabilistic queries; (3) Understand and use effective second-order latent variable models; (4) Conduct and report both composite-based and factor-based PLS-SEM analyses; (5) Use consistent PLS factor-based algorithms; (6) Test and control for endogeneity; (7) Understand and use more refined data imputation algorithms other than mean replacement; (8) Explore categorical-to-numeric and numeric-to-categorical conversion; (9) Explore power and minimum sample size requirements with PLS-SEM; and other contemporary intermediate topics.

Includes a certificate of completion signed by Dr. Ned Kock (developer of WarpPLS) and Dr. Geoffrey Hubona (associate professor of MIS and webinar series instructor). Also includes: 3-month fully-featured version of WarpPLS 6.0 software; all webinar series videos for download; all materials, data sets, project files, webinar series slides and readings.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

PLS Applications Symposium; 3 - 5 April 2019; Laredo, Texas (Abstract submissions accepted until 15 February 2019)

PLS Applications Symposium; 3 - 5 April 2019; Laredo, Texas
(Abstract submissions accepted until 15 February 2019)

*** Only abstracts are needed for the submissions ***

The partial least squares (PLS) method has increasingly been used in a variety of fields of research and practice, particularly in the context of PLS-based structural equation modeling (SEM). The focus of this Symposium is on the application of PLS-based methods, from a multidisciplinary perspective. For types of submissions, deadlines, and other details, please visit the Symposium’s web site:

*** Workshop on PLS-SEM ***

On 3 April 2019 a full-day workshop on PLS-SEM will be conducted by Dr. Ned Kock and Dr. Geoffrey Hubona, using the software WarpPLS. Dr. Kock is the original developer of this software, which is one of the leading PLS-SEM tools today; used by thousands of researchers from a wide variety of disciplines, and from many different countries. Dr. Hubona has extensive experience conducting research and teaching topics related to PLS-SEM, using WarpPLS and a variety of other tools. This workshop will be hands-on and interactive, and will have two parts: (a) basic PLS-SEM issues, conducted in the morning (9 am - 12 noon) by Dr. Hubona; and (b) intermediate and advanced PLS-SEM issues, conducted in the afternoon (2 pm - 5 pm) by Dr. Kock. Participants may attend either one, or both of the two parts.

The following topics, among others, will be covered - Running a Full PLS-SEM Analysis - Conducting a Moderating Effects Analysis - Viewing Moderating Effects via 3D and 2D Graphs - Creating and Using Second Order Latent Variables - Viewing Indirect and Total Effects - Viewing Skewness and Kurtosis of Manifest and Latent Variables - Viewing Nonlinear Relationships - Solving Collinearity Problems - Conducting a Factor-Based PLS-SEM Analysis - Using Consistent PLS Factor-Based Algorithms - Exploring Statistical Power and Minimum Sample Sizes - Exploring Conditional Probabilistic Queries - Exploring Full Latent Growth - Conducting Multi-Group Analyses - Assessing Measurement Invariance - Creating Analytic Composites.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Introduction to PLS-SEM using WarpPLS 6.0

Check out the online webinar series - Introduction to PLS-SEM using WarpPLS 6.0:

The live webinar series will be presented in six weekly 90-minute onine sessions from 11:30AM EDT to 1:00PM EDT on (mostly) consecutive 2018 Fridays: August 17th and 24th; and September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. The audio and video for all of the live webinar sessions will be recorded and those recordings will be made available for permanent download by each registered webinar participant. Each participant who successfully completes the 6-session webinar series will also receive an Introduction to PLS-SEM using WarpPLS Certificate of Completion signed by both Dr. Ned Kock, the original developer of WarpPLS, and by Dr. Geoffrey Hubona, the instructor of this webinar series.