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Course Name: PLS Path Modeling with the semPLS and PLSPM Packages in R

Subtitle: How to make use of the unique semPLS and PLSPM packages features and capabilities to estimate path models.

Instructor: Taught by Geoffrey Hubona, Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems

Category: Academics

Subcategory: Math & Science

Provided by: Udemy

Price: $40 (before discount)

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As of September 8, 2016…

Students: 255 students enrolled

Ratings: 6 reviews

Rank: ranked #22d in Udemy Academics Courses

Brief course description

The course PLS Path Modeling with the semPLS and PLSPM packages in R demonstrates the major capabilities and functions of the R semPLS package; and the major capabilities and functions of the R PLSPM package. Although the semPLS and plspm R packages use the same PLS algorithm as does SmartPLS, and consequently produce identical PLS model estimates (in almost all cases with a few exceptions), each of the two R packages also contains additional, useful, complementary functions and capabilities. Specifically, semPLS has some interesting plots and graphs of PLS path model estimates and also converts your model to run in covariance-based R functions (which is quite handy!). On the other hand, the PLSPM package has very complete and well-formatted PLS output that is consistent with the tables and reports required for publication, and also has very useful and unique multigroup-moderation analysis capabilities, and a unique REBUS-PLS function for discovering heterogeneity (more multi-group differences). If you are interested in knowing a lot about PLS path modeling, it is certainly a good use of your time to become familiar with both the semPLS and PLSPM packages in R.

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Geoffrey Hubona, Ph.D. bio

Dr. Geoffrey Hubona held full-time tenure-track, and tenured, assistant and associate professor faculty positions at 3 major state universities in the Eastern United States from 1993-2010. In these positions, he taught dozens of various statistics, business information systems, and computer science courses to undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students. He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Information Systems and Computer Science) from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL (1993); an MA in Economics (1990), also from USF; an MBA in Finance (1979) from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA; and a BA in Psychology (1972) from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He was a full-time assistant professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (1993-1996) in Catonsville, MD; a tenured associate professor in the department of Information Systems in the Business College at Virginia Commonwealth University (1996-2001) in Richmond, VA; and an associate professor in the CIS department of the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University (2001-2010). He is the founder of the Georgia R School (2010-2014) and of R-Courseware (2014-Present), online educational organizations that teach research methods and quantitative analysis techniques. These research methods techniques include linear and non-linear modeling, multivariate methods, data mining, programming and simulation, and structural equation modeling and partial least squares (PLS) path modeling. Dr. Hubona is an expert of the analytical, open-source R software suite and of various PLS path modeling software packages, including SmartPLS. He has published dozens of research articles that explain and use these techniques for the analysis of data, and, with software co-development partner Dean Lim, has created a popular cloud-based PLS software application, PLS-GUI.

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Languages: English

Skill level: All Levels

Lectures: 97 lessons

Duration: 9 hours of video

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