Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

Workshop on Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) using Smart-PLS

Dr. Muhammad Imran Qureshi

Senior Lecturer, Institute of Industrial Technology
University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Dr. Qureshi is a full-time faculty member at Institute of Industrial Technology, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has published more than 100 research articles in impact factor and international journals. His individual impact factor is 45 plus. His area of expertise is;

  • Operation Management
  • General Management
  • Statistics
  • SPSS
  • AMOS
  • M-PLUS

Content of Workshop

Day - One
  • Introduction, Reasons, advantages, and justification to use PLS
  • Reflective and Formative Measures
  • Assessing Measurement Model Results
    • Convergent and Discriminant Validity
    • Factor Loadings
    • Composite Reliability
    • Assessing Collinearity
  • Bootstrapping and Blindfolding
  • Assessing Structural Model Results
    • Assessing R-Square
    • Assessing Effect Size
    • Assessing Q-Square Using Smart-PLS Hands-On
English is the Medium of instruction of this workshop.

Content of Workshop

Day - Two
  • First Order and Second Order Constructs
  • Mediator Analysis
    • Assessing Mediator constructs and effects
  • Moderator Analysis
    • Assessing Moderator constructs and effects
  • Decisions on Hypotheses
  • Reporting Results

Attraction of the Course

  • Hands-on guides on how to execute SEM
  • Face to face interaction with the trainer
  • Very Suitable for the beginner & intermediate researchers
  • will be held in a small group not more than 15 people
  • The speaker is expert in SEM-PLS
  • Explore advance statistic techniques



Certificate, lunch, and helping material will be provided.

Who should join?


  • Academicians
  • Researchers
  • Scholars
  • Consultants
  • Postgraduate students
  • Those who require SEM for their data analysis


Important Dates

Workshop Date: Oct 27-28, 2017

Time: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Registration Deadline:   Oct 24, 2017

Early Bird Registration:  Before Oct 20,2017


Registration Fee (Normal):   RM 380

Early Bird Fee:  RM 330  – (Before Oct 20, 2017)

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