Programme PhD Term IV Academic Year 2021-22

Course title Structural Equation Modeling Area Organizational Behaviour Credits 1.00

Prof. Vishal Gupta

Course Description & Objectives
The course builds on the insights and knowledge obtained in first year research methodology courses (Survey of Statistical Methods, Introduction to Research Methods and Qualitative Techniques) and provides a hands-on training of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The course shall introduce the participants to survey-based research designs and the SEM analytic technique used to analyze the data collected. The course shall provide inputs relating to measurement theory and ways to incorporate them in our analysis. The course will be based on a combination of theoretical and practice-oriented sessions that will provide working knowledge of statistical software like R.

Upon the completion of this course, the participants would:
  1. Understand concepts like correlations, reliability, measurement error, validity, regression, causality, cross-sectional design, common method variance, mediation, moderation and other such terms used in the design and conduct of management research.
  2. Understand analysis techniques like factor analysis (exploratory and confirmatory) and structural equation modeling (SEM).
Get hands-on training on statistical analysis packages like R and AMOS.

This is a 1.0 credit course and will be conducted during the July to September, 2020. A combination of lectures, presentation and class-room exercises will be used. Participants are expected to familiarize themselves with the assigned readings and come to class prepared to participate in class discussions.