SEM using Lavaan

In this section, I provide examples using one of the R packages for matrix-based SEM, lavaan

More on lavaan can be found at

Additional examples can be found at Jarrett Byrne's sem page:

In these presentations, I assume that you are familiar with the software language R. Note that only an entry level knowledge of R is needed to run lavaan.

For each tutorial, there is a pdf of the presentation an R script and some data. Right click on link and choose "save" to download file.


1. A First Look at lavaan. (pdf) (R code) (data)

2. Basic lavaan Syntax Guide, 17pp (pdf) (R code) (data)

I have recorded a video intro to lavaan with the following link (may need to copy and paste into a browser).