Early Registration: Introduction to PLS-SEM Using WarpPLS

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In partnership with with ScriptWarp Systems, the developers of WarpPLS software, we are presenting an Introduction to PLS-SEM Using WarpPLS live, online webinar series. PLS-SEM is an acronym for partial least squares structural equation modeling, also called PLS path modeling and/or variance-based structural equation modeling.

Anyone who registers for this event is also automatically enrolled in Lifetime "On-Demand" 31 Data Analytics and Research Methods Courses at no additional cost. You get dozens of additional permanent SEM / research methods / data analytics courses, mostly taught using R open source software, on Udemy, although they additionally include several PLS-SEM courses taught using SmartPLS, and using the plspm and lavaan packages in R. You own these courses forever. All materials and software is included. These 31 courses will be made available to you within 48 hours of registering for this Introduction to PLS-SEM Using WarpPLS live, online webinar. You do not need to additionally register for the Lifetime "On-Demand" 31 Data Analytics and Research Methods Courses event.

Generally, this live 6-session Introduction to PLS-SEM Using WarpPLS webinar series will demonstrate and explain how to: (1) Specify, execute, evaluate and assess, interpret and report a full PLS-SEM analysis using WarpPLS 6.0; (2) Conduct, interpret and report both mediating and moderating effects analyses; (3) View, understand and interpret indirect, total, and moderating effects using 3D and 2D graphical output; and (4) Create, use, interpret and report second-order latent variable PLS-SEM analyses.

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 2019 Fridays: September 13th, 20th and 27th; and October 4th, 11th and 18th. 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. Dr. Hubona has been teaching live and online PLS-SEM courses and webinars for more than 10 years.

WarpPLS, first introduced in 2009, is very powerful variance-based structural equation modeling software characterized by numerous unique estimation features not found in other available PLS-SEM software. WarpPLS can estimate non-linear bivariate SEM relationships among your data variables. WarpPLS can inform whether your data best approximates "S-shaped" (2nd order) curves, "U-shaped" (1st order) curves or strictly linear-fitting bivariate data relationships. Further, WarpPLS contains a powerful suite of graphical capabilities that enable one to render and visualize 3-D estimations of the SEM fits to your data to facilitate a rapid understanding of the multivariate relationships among your data variables. Other unique features of WarpPLS include latent growth model estimation, methods to control for endogeneity, and valid and reliable categorical-to-numeric variable value conversion, among many others.

The online 6-session webinar series will follow this prescribed format: Each live session will be conducted online by Dr. Hubona using webinar software that allows you to "see" Dr. Hubona's computer screen as he demonstrates, live, how to design, specify, implement, and execute various example-based PLS path models using actual collected research data. The webinars will additionally instruct how to evaluate, assess, interpret and report (for publication) all of the estimated PLS path model parameters. At the conclusion of each live webinar session, a "hands-on, take-home" assignment will be provided for each participant to practice the skills taught in that individual webinar session. Additionally, each participant will be assigned to watch one or more YouTube videos prepared by Dr. Kock, in between the live webinar sessions, which also present relevant "hands-on" WarpPLS examples.

In addition to participating in the live Introduction to PLS-SEM using WarpPLS online webinar sessions, all participants will also receive: (1) a 3-month, no-cost license to use the fully-featured version of WarpPLS (most recent version 6.0); (2) all webinar series videos (with audio) for download; (3) all data and project (.prj) files utilized in the webinar series; (4) all slides and additional WarpPLS reading materials used in the webinar series; (5) a Certificate of Completion for the WarpPLS webinar series; (6) 31 additional permanent, no-cost Udemy courses on SEM / research methods / data analytics, also bearing Certificates of Completion (from Udemy) for any Udemy courses completed.

All webinar materials were prepared by Dr. Ned Kock and Dr. Geoffrey Hubona. Dr. Ned Kock, the developer of WarpPLS software, is a Texas A&M Regents Professor and the Killam Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Division of International Business and Technology Studies, A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, Texas A&M International University. Dr. Kock has numerous publications relating to PLS-SEM, also known as PLS path modeling, and as variance-based SEM. Dr. Geoffrey Hubona is an Associate Professor of MIS at Texas A&M International University Dr. Hubona is also the published author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific journal articles utilizing PLS-SEM as the analytical technique. Dr. Hubona is also the author of dozens of research methods courses on the Udemy teaching platform, including 7 Udemy courses that directly teach various aspects of SEM. Currently, Dr. Hubona's Udemy courses have 21,050 + individual participants located in 156 countries around the world.

Through August 23rd, we are offering an early registration opportunity for everyone. Anyone may register for the 6-session live, online an Introduction to PLS-SEM Using WarpPLS webinar series for an early registration fee of USD $150 total. After the early registration deadline of August 23rd, the registration fee will be $195 for new registrants. All software and teaching materials are included. The live online sessions will be conducted using GoToWebinar which is also free for use by the attendees. Registration for the WarpPLS webinar automatically includes registration in Lifetime "On-Demand" 31 Data Analytics and Research Methods Courses at no additional cost. Each Udemy course also offers a Certificate of Completion (if you finish the course) from Udemy. There are no time limits for completing a course nor for earning your individual Udemy course Certificates.

Please note that we require a valid email address at registration so that we can immediately set up your access to the additional courses on Udemy. We do not share your email address with any other party.

Refund Information: Upon request, the event organizer (Dr. Hubona) will process a full refund (less $5 for processing) by postal mail until August 23rd, provided that you have not registered in any of the 31 Udemy courses before that time.

Thank you very much for participating !

Best, Geoffrey Hubona, Ph.D.

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