On this website you can find all the course materials needed for the Jena Spring School workshop.

Please bring a laptop to the workshop with the following software installed:

  • Either install Mplus (the exercises can be performed with the demo version) or R depending which platform you normally use to analyze your data. Within the R environment we will use the package Blavaan which is the Bayesian equivalent of Lavaan (which mimics Mplus). If you are not familiar with the package Lavaan, I recommend you to complete an exercise before the start of the workshop to get familiar with the basic syntax. I also prepared an Mplus exercise for if you have not much experience with that software.
  • We will also play around with the software JASP and BIEMS. Please install JASP on your computer, and download + unzip the BIEMS package.

Some background literature can be downloaded here. Before the start of the workshop read at least the paper “Bayesian Analysis where to start what to report”.

Time schedule: The workshops start at 9.00 am with a short welcome address given by Andreas; the workshop itself will begin at 9.15 am. Lunch is from 12.30 to 13.30. There will be two coffee-breaks, one in the morning 10.30 to 11.00 and one in the afternoon 15.00 to 15.30. We end around 1700.

All the course materials are now available via this link. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. See you soon!