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SmartPLS - SEM Workshop

Date: July 5 & 6, 2024

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm

Venue: ZOOM

What is SmartPLS – SEM?

In the recent years, Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) is used frequently by many researchers. Rightfully so, as it is a powerful tool, that combines t-test, ANOVA, multiple regression to produce a complex model of data structures. SEM is a statistical approach to test hypotheses that examines relationship between observed and latent variables. In this approach, theoretical framework containing linear relationship between variables are tested. There are two approaches to SEM. Covariance based SEM (CB SEM) and Partial least squares method (PLS SEM). AMOS supports CB SEM while SmartPLS is used to construct PLS SEM. 


This workshop will enable you to understand the concept of SEM using SmartPLS, its theory, skill to prepare data, construct a model with your own data, troubleshoot and interpret the goodness of fit indices and evaluate measurement and structural paths.  

Topics covered

1.      Inner (Structural) and Outer (Measurement) Models

2.      Formative vs. Reflective Measurement Scale

3.      Formative Measurement Scale

4.      Reflective Measurement Scale

5.      Internal Consistency Reliability

6.      Convergent Validity

7.      Discriminant Validity

8.      Checking Structural Path Significance in Bootstrapping

9.      Multicollinearity Assessment

10.    Model’s —Effect Size

11.    Predictive Relevance: The Stone-Geisser’s (Q2) Values

12.    Total Effect Value



Fees: Rs.1180/-

Resource Person

Dr. A. Ganasoundari, PhD
The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Ganasoundari, PhD. As the Founder and Managing Editor of Rehoboth Academic Services, she has over 26 years of industry experience in handling thesis from different subjects. With a PhD, numerous international publications and experience in working in the publishing industry, she is perhaps one of the best individuals to guide aspiring researchers. She conducts the following workshops regularly on Art of Thesis writing, Research Paper writing, Systematic Review, Academic Integrity, SPSS Foundation & Advanced, Jamovi, JASP, SmartPLS and Structural Equation Modeling workshops.

 For more details:

Call us at +91 9731988227 /  +91 9741871657.

Note: To attend this workshop your laptop/desktop should have SmartPLS software. You can download it from