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CMIst (Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research)

CMIst (Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research)

An introduction to longitudinal data analysis

An introduction to longitudinal data analysis

The course covers basic concepts in longitudinal design and analysis. The morning session focuses on the strengths and methodological difficulties of the longitudinal approach such as defining longitudinal populations and target samples; levels and dimensions of change; age, period and cohort effects. There will be one small group discussion. After lunch, we start with an overview session on the sources and causes of missing data (attrition etc.), and how to adjust for missingness; this will be followed by another group exercise.

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
12/04/201812/04/2018[Read More]
Design of experiments and analysing experimental data

Design of experiments and analysing experimental data

This course is designed for those interested in the design, conduct, and analysis of experiments in the social sciences. The course will examine how to design experiments, carry them out, and analyse the experimental data. Positioned in the context of online market research, the course will also cover the use of experiments in market research.

 

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
22/06/201822/06/2018[Read More]
Introduction to Cluster Analysis

Introduction to Cluster Analysis

The course covers cluster analysis concepts and methods in SPSS. It is aimed at those with an interest in developing practical skills to implement clustering techniques and those with an interest in area typologies and classifications.

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
09/02/201809/02/2018[Read More]
Introduction to Data Analysis 1

Introduction to Data Analysis 1

This course provides an introduction to the theory and methods of quantitative data analysis, focusing on the social survey. It has an emphasis on hands-on learning, with a series of practical sessions using the statistical software package SPSS to explore data from the British Social Attitudes survey.

 

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
Introduction to Data Analysis 1 - 14th June 2018
14/06/201814/06/2018[Read More]
Introduction to Data Analysis 2

Introduction to Data Analysis 2

This course provides an introduction to the theory and methods of quantitative data analysis . Focus is on methods for analysing relationships between variables, including Chi square tests, correlation and linear regression. 

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
Introduction to Data Analysis 2 - 15th June 2018
15/06/201815/06/2018[Read More]
Introduction to Sequence Analysis

Introduction to Sequence Analysis

Sequence analysis has recently experienced increasing interest in life course research and summarizes a variety of techniques to analyse whole "sequences", for example, employment or partnership histories. The interest, hereby, is not only to describe and visualize whole sequences, but also to compare and regroup similar sequences into clusters, which in turn can be used within other methods (e.g. as independent variable in regression analyses). The course provides a basic introduction into sequence analysis, including its theoretical implication within life course research, and the practical skills required to conduct sequences analysis with Stata. 

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
01/02/201801/02/2018[Read More]
Introduction to STATA

Introduction to STATA

The course provides an introductory training in Stata, a statistical package increasingly used for social research data analysis which has powerful data manipulation procedures and extensive and powerful statistical capabilities.

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
09/05/201809/05/2018[Read More]
Logistic Regression

Logistic Regression

This course examines the fitting of models to predict a binary response variable from a mixture of binary and interval explanatory variables.

The approach is illustrated using examples from a social science perspective, including cases where logistic regression models are used as a means of analysing tabular data where one of the dimensions of the table is a two-category outcome variable.

You will also learn how to fit a logistic regression model, and how to interpret the results.

The course uses SPSS as the platform for analysis. 

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
08/12/201708/12/2017[Read More]
Longitudinal Data Analysis

Longitudinal Data Analysis

The course covers two of the most useful ways of analysing longitudinal data. In the morning we cover growth curve analysis within a multilevel modelling framework. The theoretical ideas are embellished with practical work using data from the National Child Development Study. After lunch, basic concepts in survival analysis and event history analysis are introduced followed by practical work with a simple (pencil and paper) example.

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
13/04/201813/04/2018[Read More]
Measurement with the Rasch Model

Measurement with the Rasch Model

This two-day course aims to introduce participants to measurement theory and the Rasch model for construction and validation of measures. It covers the basic theory behind measurement, from an Item Response Theory perspective, focusing on the assumptions of the Rasch models, in particular. The Rasch model provides the means to create measures (or score scales) from a combination of items in tests or questionnaires. The principles governing the application of such models are shown through examples from educational measurement but are easily applicable to other areas in social and health sciences. Participants will have the chance to practice with various models of the Rasch family (Dichotomous, Rating Scale and Partial Credit) with specialised software (Winsteps).

Prices:
£390 (full fee)
£280 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
25/01/201826/01/2018[Read More]
Multilevel Modelling

Multilevel Modelling

This one-day course begins with a description of some examples where multilevel models are useful in statistical analysis and some examples of multilevel populations. We then cover the basic theory of multilevel models including random intercept and random slope specifications, the use of contextual variables in multilevel analysis and modelling repeated measures. This course is suitable for social scientists who want to learn about a quantitative technique that allows both individual and group level variations to be simultaneously taken into account when modelling social phenomena.

 

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
22/02/201822/02/2018[Read More]
Multiple Linear Regression

Multiple Linear Regression

This course provides a thorough grounding in the theory and methods of multiple linear regression including: model selection, nonlinear relationships and transformations, dummy variables, interaction terms and assumption testing. The course comprises taught and practical components in about equal proportions.

 

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
07/12/201707/12/2017[Read More]
NVIVO for Qualitative Data

NVIVO for Qualitative Data

This course introduces NVivo as a data management tool. The structure of the training session will be a combination of formal presentation alongside practical application. Those attending the training session will have access to data sets for practical sessions and can also bring their own data to use in in the practical part of the session. Among the techniques we teach are: coding, adding attributes, queries, models and charts.

 

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
24/11/201724/11/2017[Read More]
22/03/201822/03/2018[Read More]
Practical skills for data analysts

Practical skills for data analysts

This course will show participants how to use statistical analysis software, in this instance SPSS. In the course, participants will be introduced to the SPSS environment as well as useful key concepts (such as cases, variables, values, and levels of measurement) to perform basic descriptive data analysis. A key component of the course involves getting familiar with basic SPSS data analysis commands in hands-on sessions. By the end of the day, participants will be familiar with the software; know how to open a data file, enter data, and do basic data manipulations; and be able to produce simple descriptive statistics, one- and two-way tables, as well as simple graphs.

Price:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
Practical skills for data analysts - 21st March 2018
21/03/201821/03/2018[Read More]
Social Media Data Analysis

Social Media Data Analysis

This course describes how to use free Windows software Mozdeh to gather tweets and to download comments on YouTube videos. The course will also describe simple methods to gain insights into the meaning of the downloaded texts and to identify patterns within the data.

Prices:
£195 (full fee)
£140 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
Social Media Data Analysis - 18th May 2018
18/05/201818/05/2018[Read More]
Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus

Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus

Structural Equation Models (SEM) amalgamate regression analysis, path/mediation analysis and factor analysis, allowing for more richly detailed statistical models to be specified and compared to data than by using these techniques individually.

Advances in recent years have made available SEM methods for categorical data to applied researchers. This course covers both linear SEM and generalized SEM for non-continuous outcomes, as well as models with non-continuous latent variables, i.e. latent classes

Prices:
£585 (full fee)
£420 (for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)

StartEndCourse Fee 
14/03/201816/03/2018[Read More]