A quick advertisement for a statistics course provided by Figure It Out, the statistical consultancy unit at the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, in November 2010. Our courses are particularly aimed at researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students from the fields of psychology, management/business, sociology, and the social sciences more generally.
- Thursday 11th November, 2010: Introduction to Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
The standard rate for the full day courses is £250, the student rate is £175
Details of the course are given below: for further information and to book a place, go to http://www.offbeat.group.shef.ac.uk/FIO/trainingcourses.htm or email Charlotte McClelland: [log in to unmask]
This course, plus further courses on the SPSS syntax language, Multiple Regression, Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus, and Questionnaire Scale Construction and Validation, are also available on an inhouse basis: see http://www.offbeat.group.shef.ac.uk/FIO/bespoketraining.htm
-|- Multi-level Modelling using SPSS -|-
Thursday 11th November, 2010; 9.30am to 5.30pm, at the University of Sheffield -|-
-|- Who is the course aimed at?
This course is aimed at two distinct groups. It is primarily designed as a beginners' course in multi-level modelling (AKA Hierarchical Linear Modelling), for those who face the challenge of working with multi-level data sets and want to be able to analyse them in the most powerful and accurate way.
However it should also appeal to those with a little experience of multi-level modelling using other specialist packages who now want to learn how to run such models in SPSS using the MIXED MODELS menu and commands.
-|- Course level:
A reasonable working knowledge of multiple regression and some previous experience of using SPSS to perform statistical analysis is expected. No previous experience of multi-level modelling will be assumed.
-|- Course content and aims:
The course will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to multi-level data - what it is and why it requires special treatment
- Restructuring Data in preparation for multi-level modelling
- What is a multi-level model?
- Building and fitting a multi-level model in SPSS
- Further issues in multi-level modelling: centering, sample size and scaling
- Advanced multi-level models: analysing longitudinal data and cross-sectional data using multi-level modelling in SPSS
-|- Course Format:
The course comprises of a mixture of short lectures on the basic theory behind multi-level models, teaching via examples worked through by the trainer on real data sets which participants can follow, and exercises to practice the skills just learned. You will also receive a 70-page coursebook containing all the notes and worked examples, providing an easy reference and reminder for the techniques you have learned.
-|- Course schedule:
The course will start at 9.30am, and finish at around 5.15 - 5.30pm, though I will be willing to stay on for a while after this and to answer questions pertinent to participants' own data sets or any other multi-level modelling queries you may have.
-|- The teacher:
Dr Chris Stride has been using SPSS in his work as a statistician and data manager for the last 12 years. He has particular experience and expertise in teaching non-statisticians from the fields of psychology, HR, management and the social sciences. He is a Chartered Statistician and a member of the ASSESS (UK and European SPSS Users Group) Committee; and has been running statistical training courses at the University of Sheffield and on an inhouse basis to Universities and Public Sector organisations over the past few years.
For further information and to book a place, go to http://www.offbeat.group.shef.ac.uk/FIO/trainingcourses.htm
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