Netherlands, Utrecht

Applied Multivariate Analysis

when 15 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 900

This course offers hands-on experience using SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques in the social and behavioural sciences. The emphasis is on applying multivariate techniques using the computer programme SPSS, and on how to interpret SPSS output in substantive terms. We do not discuss the mathematical details of these techniques.

Many research questions in the social and behavioural sciences are investigated using statistical models. We offer a crash course in applied multivariate analysis in which we focus on simple and factorial ANOVA, interaction effects, repeated measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, MANCOVA, multiple linear regression analysis (including the use of dummy variables), logistic regression analysis, and exploratory factor analysis.

In this course the emphasis is on applying multivariate techniques using the computer program SPSS, and on how to interpret SPSS output in substantive terms. We do NOT discuss the mathematical details of these techniques.

We use the book by Andy Field (2013), Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS, London: Sage (fourth edition). This book is not included in the course materials. The book should be purchased in advance.

Course leader

Dr. David Hessen

Target group

Students with a BSc in Social and Behavioural Sciences who have only an introductory knowledge of statistics. Students should be familiar with the following concepts: null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, population, sample, statistical significance, practical and theoretical significance, correlation, regression, t-test and ANOVA. Some experience with SPSS is advisable.

A maximum of 75 participants will be allowed in this course.

Course aim

This course offers hands-on experience using SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques in the social and behavioural sciences.

Fee info

EUR 900: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 550: Course + course materials

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