2-day workshop on


University / College lecturers, Ph.D., Research scholars, Post-Doctoral fellows, Post-Graduate students and individuals having interest in PLS / SEM.
Date Time Venue : 22 & 23 April 2013 (Monday & Tuesday) : 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. : Kompleks ЄUREKA, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
(Covers workshop materials, two-day refreshment including lunch and Certificate of Attendance)

Organised by :

(wholly-owned by Universiti Sains Malaysia)

In collaboration with:

POSTGRADUATE STUDENT : MYR550.00 PARTICIPANT (Proof of Student I.D. is compulsory)


GROUP PARTICIPATION : MYR650.00 PER PARTICIPANT (minimum 3 participants from the same
company/institution) † Not entitled for group discount

11800 Minden. Prof. Jalan Tun Dr. Jalan Bukit Gambir. Medan Kampung Relau. and (3) complementary analytical techniques.com/VistanaPG/Default.com. He has also been an active member of the quality planning and assurance teams and worked with clients like WHO.com.my / dr_kjraman@yahoo. Ford. Bayan Point. DR. IRANMANESH is a doctoral candidate at the School of Management. KRISHNASWAMY JAYARAMAN has 28 years of experience as a professor in Statistics.b-suite. .usainsgroup. analytical objectives. 213. Those Participants who are currently involved in quantitative research and particularly interested in carrying out data analysis will derive maximum benefits out of the workshop. He has been providing an extensive training for the executives of IT. He received his MBA from Graduate School of Business (USM). Astron. (T): +604–613 3333 (M): +016–583 3568 (Ms. WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR MR.co.in Registration and others: Khairol Anuar Mohammed USAINS Holding Sdn Bhd (DL) +604-653 4372 / (M) +6012-286 9048 (E) khairol@usainsgroup. Bukit Jambul.com http://www. Krishnaswamy Jeyaraman Graduate School of Business.thekrystalsuites. He has produced 13 Ph. Practical applications with case studies and the use of PLS software applications are the integral part of this course. ENQUIRIES Technical Details: Assoc. (T): +604–646 7777 / +604-644 4000 (F): +604–644 5000 (E): rsvn@b-suite. Lason. Universiti Sains Malaysia. Awang. Individual attention will be paid to train the participants to solve decision making problems on their own.aspx WORKSHOP CO-ORDINATOR ASSOC. Manufacturing Industries for six-sigma Green Belt and Black Belt courses on Total Quality Management.com/guesthouse. Airtel.vistanahotels. Krystal Point Corporate Park.com. Penang. Universiti Sains Malaysia (Off) : +604-653 3888 ext 2332 (M) : 017-486 3364 (E) : dr_kjraman@usm. 19. eMerk.0 software and provide detailed description and interpretation of the outputs.my/ The Krystal Suites Penang. Tel: +604–653 2030 / +604-653 2050 Fax: +604–659 7124 E-mail: guesthouse@usainsgroup. He has a wide range of experience in data analysis using Statistical Software and carried out some major projects for National and International organizations. Prumatec.. Motorola. He is well versed in Statistical analysis particularly in Model Building. (T): +604–646 8000 (F): +604–646 1400 (E): vispg@ytlhotels.com / usains. Careers India.holding@yahoo. research scholars in analytical and applied statistics on an interdisciplinary basis and published more than 35 research articles in International and National Journals. He has some publications in international journals.holding@hotmail.com (W): http://www. categorical data analysis and Follow-up studies. (2) the evaluation of measurement models. RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION USM Guest House (inside USM compound) Universiti Sains Malaysia. PROF. BPO & KPO call centres. The live examples and case studies will be discussed to expose practical knowledge on SEM. Dr. 11900 Bayan Lepas. Penang.INTRODUCTION This course covers Structural Equation modelling (SEM) based on variances using Partial Least Squares (PLS).html B-Suite B Tower. The two-day workshop provides extensive. Hasliza) (F): +604–613 3338/2 (E): enquiry@thekrystalsuites. Banking. Forecasting and predictive Inferences. detailed knowledge on how to use SmartPLS 2.my (W): http://www.com / usains.com WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES The objective of this course is to provide (1) an indepth methodological approach to PLS path modelling techniques (the nature of causal modelling.com. 11950 Penang.D. Estimation of parameters. Office Tiger and Cadensworth (Intel) among other multinational companies. some related statistical tools.my (W): http://www.com/ Hotel Vistana. 11900 Bayan Lepas. Penang.my / marketing@bsuite.

PARTIAL LEAST SQUARE (PLS) AND ITS APPLICATIONS WORKSHOP SCHEDULE TIME FIRST DAY 9.30 a.30 p.30 a. Second-order Constructs Lunch 9.m. Variance models of SEM TOPICS 10. 5.m. Tea Break 8. Bootstrapping Blindfolding Goodness of fit index in PLS 10.m.30 – 10.45 – 5. – 1. 2. Measurement model evaluation and interpretation of results Tea Break 4. Introduction to PLS General purpose of PLS Basic Concepts Sample size Reflective vs. Advance notice will be given if there are such changes or cancellation.m.m. Tea Break 2.m. 1. 3.45 a. formative measurement models Covariance vs. 6.00 – 3.00 p.m. 10.45 a. 3. 3. Overview of SmartPLS Create a Project suitable for PLS Import the data Draw the research framework Estimate the model parameters Test the parameters 1. . 3.00 p. 10. Impact of Moderating variables Disclaimer The Organizer reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any part of its published programme or venue due to unforeseen circumstances and will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations for the cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation reservations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed.45 a.m. Measurement model evaluation and interpretation of results SECOND DAY 9.45 p.30 – 10.45 – 5.45 a.m. – 1.00 – 3.m.m.m.45 p.00 – 2.30 p. 1. Impact of Mediating variables Tea Break 10. 7.00 – 10. 2.30 p.00 – 10.30 – 3. Lunch 3.00 – 2.m.m.m.30 p.30 – 3.00 p.00 p.m.

No refund will be made after this period. 3.REGISTRATION FORM PARTIAL LEAST SQUARE (PLS) AND ITS APPLICATIONS Send registration form to : Khairol Anuar Mohammed USAINS Holding Sdn..00 will be given for cancellation received not later than 10 working days before the course. . Bank Transfer [Please fax your Bank-in Slip (Print your name & details on the slip)].: Fax No.holding@hotmail.’. A Local Order (LO) or Purchase Order (PO) must be presented before the event. 2. 1. However. Company: Address: Participant Name Email Postcode: Contact Person: Telephone No. Bhd. Universiti Sains Malaysia. Ground Floor.com / usains. of Participants: MYR Normal: Group Discount: Postgraduate: Total Bank Draft Money Order LO/PO Cheque / Bank Draft / Money Order / LO / PO must be made payable to ‘USAINS HOLDING SDN. Mobile Phone: Email: MODE OF PAYMENT I enclose Crossed Cheque Number Bank No. The Organizer reserves the right to refrain a registered participant from taking part in the event if no proof of payment can be presented. Universiti Sains Malaysia. Payee Name Details Name of Bank Account Number : USAINS Holding Sdn. 11800 USM PENANG. 3. : PARTIAL LEAST SQUARE (PLS) AND ITS APPLICATIONS : CIMB Bank Berhad (USM Branch). Fax : +604-657 2210 or Email: khairol@usainsgroup. Kompleks UREKA.com No. Cancellation / Substitution A full refund less administration fee of MYR250. BHD. 11800 USM Penang. This only applies to registered participants who have NOT paid the registration fee PRIOR to the event date.holding@yahoo. 1.com / usains. 4. : 0709-0006708-05-7 2. 5. Bhd. substitute participants are welcomed at no extra charge provided written notice of at least 5 working days before the event is given to the Organizer.

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