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This on demand online course presents Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) concepts, prerequisites and applications using the lavaan package in the R-software. The course is organized into five modules. Module 1 presents core concepts in SEM. Module 2 introduces the participant with the R-environment. Module 3 shows data preparation and prerequisites for SEM. Module 4 covers factor analysis. Module 5 demonstrates common method bias check in three approaches. Finally, Module 6 shows SEM model estimations. At the end of each module there is an MCQ exercise to test your understanding of the topics covered. Over time we will be adding lectures on advanced SEM such bootstrapping, nested models, multi-group models, and you will have access to all updates for lifetime.


Ziaul Haque Munim is Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics at the Faculty of Technology, Natural and Maritime Sciences at the University of South-Eastern Norway. His main research interests include maritime logistics, supply chain management, forecasting and research methods. He holds a PhD degree in International Management from the University of Agder and MSc degree in Supply Chain Management from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has extensive traning in Structural Equation Modeling from the University of Oslo and University of Cambridge. Further, he has a diploma in Global Transport Challenges from the University of Oxford.

His publications have appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Business Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Journal of Cleaner Production and others. He received the Palgrave Macmillan Best Paper Award at the IAME 2016 in Hamburg and the KLU Young Researcher Best Paper Award at the IAME 2018 in Mombasa.

Follow his research on researchgate.


Participants receives course completion certificate from Research HUB Online Education upon finishing all lectures and scoring 70% or higher points in the 5 set of MCQs within 15 weeks from the enrollment date.


  • 29 on-demand lectures covering about 03 hours.
  • 6 set of MCQ tests for assessment.
  • Lecture slides
  • Example R-scripts included (worth NOK 99)
  • Sample datasets for analysis practice.
  • Sample journal articles published using practice data.
  • Lifetime access to course resources and updates.

Course Curriculum

Total learning: 29 lessons / 6 quizzes Time: 30 weeks


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Dr. Munim is the Founder of Research HUB, and currently working as Associate Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway. His research interests include supply chain management, maritime logistics, forecasting and research methods.


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