Introduction to Modern Mediation Analysis, Part 1

David P. MacKinnon, Ph.D.

Foundation Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University
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Fall 2016 Nebraska Methodology Workshop  

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The Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics invites you to view a workshop led by David P. MacKinnon, Ph.D., foundation professor of psychology at Arizona State University.

Workshop Description

"Introduction to Modern Mediation Analysis" Part 1

The goal of the workshop is to describe statistical, methodological, and conceptual aspects of mediation analysis. The workshop consists of three parts. Part 1 covers definitions, history, and applications of the mediation model. The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of the research questions the mediation model can answer. Examples from mediation analysis in many research areas are described. In Part II, the conceptual model described in Part I is quantified in the estimation of mediation in single and multiple mediator models. Estimation of mediation effects including assumptions, statistical tests, confidence intervals, and effect size are covered. The methods described in this section serve as the foundation for more advanced methods in Part III, consisting of mediation in path analysis, longitudinal mediation models, modern causal inference, and mediation in the context of moderation. 

It recommended but not necessary to have access to the following book: 

MacKinnon, D. P. (2008). Introduction to Statistical Mediation Analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum