Thursday 8th November 2018 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Given the complexity of the material covered, this course judged the complexity of the material really well. Good balance of guided examples to set you up nicely to do the self-guided exercises."
"I truly enjoyed all aspects of this courses - please don't change it!"
"Chris is great at making a more complex topic feel simple to do."
Wednesday 7th November 2018 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Great coursebook and resources. Everything really clearly explained!"
"Loved having the partially completed input files to fill in, and the well-annotated Mplus code. Everything I hoped the course would be."
"Maths behind mediation and moderation was explained in a very understandable way. Very useful!"
Tuesday 6th November 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Everything was great, topic was covered well, there were exercises that helped understand the program code."
"Exceptionally clear and engaging teaching."
"The combination of both building models from scratch and using examples of code was really useful."
"Organisation, content and teaching style were excellent, thank you! Take away materials are incredibly helpful, perfect for my training needs (as someone who is very anxious about stats)."
Friday 29th June 2018 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Really useful balance between learning and having a yourself - excellent way to learn."
"Lack of stats jargon :) Every concept explained clearly with use of graphs relating to hypotheses being really handy."
"Excellent class on LGCM. I really feel much more confident now to apply Mplus to run the analysis. Highly recommended."
"Brilliant course as always - thank you!"
Thursday 28th June 2018 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Extremely good teaching of difficult material."
"Much information, but everything brilliantly presented."
"As usual the applied examples, and hints and tips for using Mplus were extremely valuable."
Tuesday 26th June 2018 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"This is an excellent class that will give you the big picture about how to do mediation, moderation, and moderated mediation."
"Best stats courses I've been on (and I've been on a few). Good mix of exercises and practicals, and fast paced enough to hold attention."
"Great balance - tricky but very rewarding exercises."
Monday 25th June 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great balance between introduction and more deeper understanding of the material."
"Chris is a great teacher and has an excellent ability to convey complex ideas both visually and in words, into easily digestible content."
"Understandable content, and friendly atmosphere and teacher."
Tuesday 19th June2018 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Model constraint command was beautifully explained. Perfect to better understand the material on Chris's website."
"Dr Stride is great at dealing with question - always happy to answer when it's cohesive to the course flow, but also to somtimes park until later... this means that the day runs smoothly."
"Everything explained clearly without the usual stats jargon - things made sense that I have not understood before."
Monday 18th June 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"The whole course was valuable... well taught with a very helpful coursebook. "
"For someone who doesn't enjoy statistics, this is the best course/module I have ever attended."
"Chris has a very good teaching style."
"Lecturer delivers material was confidence, and makes it easy for a lay person to understand the complex work."
Friday 12th January 2018 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Everything explained very clearly - thank you for a great workshop."
"Really good course, feel that I understand a lot more and know where to look to build on this. Will be very useful for future analyses and I would recommend to others."
"Managed to grasp most of it which was pleasantly surprising. A great course - very practical, and great to have all data and exercises to take away on the USB stick."
Thursday 11th January 2018 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Plain simple explanations in graphical, verbal and mathematical forms make it really easy to follow the material. I wish everything was explained like this in methods courses."
"You really help in making deep, difficult matters become more clear."
"Never understood centering before... and now I do!"
Tuesday 9th January 2018 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Good mix of explanation and the chance to try things out."
"I really enjoyed the general organisation of this course. There were lots of practical tips about Mplus and the material is very helpful."
"You are excellent at simplifying such a course - many thanks."
Monday 8th January 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Really appreciate the structure and delivery of thesee courses (this is my 4th). Good concise content,"
"It was brilliant, thank you! Very helpful and the take-away resources will be very useful."
"Really enjoyed the course, thought it was very well run."
Friday 5th January 2018 - Introduction to Bayesian Analaysis using Mplus
"Great course and thank you for being so available!"
"Introduction made logic of Bayesian analysis easy to understand."
"Biggest benefit was got through Chris going through the exercises - his verbal explanations are great."
Thursday 4th January 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Outstanding course. Learned everything I hoped to in a day"
"Excellent teaching (as usual). These sessions are exemplary in content and delivery"
Thursday 21st December 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Chris was very good at explaining complicated concepts."
"Very good day course to attend, highly recommended."
"Wish I could borrow Chris's brain for a few months :D "
Wednesday 20th December 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"The simple and clear theoretical explanation before the practical examples was especially helpful to me."
"Excellent depth and breadth. Clearly very strong expertise on the topic. Thank you Chris!"
Tuesday 19th December 2017 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Good balance of content, touching on more complex applications but covering the basics well first."
"Anyone doing quants analysis should go on the course before even attempting data analysis. Thank you!"
"Good coverage and pace throughout the day, and a variety of exercises."
Friday 15th December 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Just want to say thank you to Chris for providing an excellent workshop that has helped me to develop my understanding and improve my application of MLM. Highly recommend this course."
"Thanks for the course, the information is so udeful and the slides and practicals were great."
"I'd like to thank Chris for his interest and kindness. The course was perfectly organised and the organisers take care of everything and everyone. I'll recommend this couyrse to my peers!"
"Really helpful course, good value for money, thanks!"
"Concepts and code seem so simple when explained by Chris! Nothing is complicated as long as you concentrate and work carefully. An awesome class demystifying multi-level modelling."
Thursday 14th December 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Excellent session on mediation and moderation with appropriate exposure to practical cases."
"This was great material. I wish I could take a semester long course with you."
"Everything was perfect, although I'd had recomendations, I didn't expect this to be so interesting and useful."
"Great value for the time and cost dedicated to the course."
"A great course. Perfectly thought through and prepared materials"
"I learned a lot of new things today - thanks!"
Wednesday 13th December 2017 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"I was pleasantly surprised to see no math formulas throughout the slides :). It was valuable that you could make the ideas and concepts clear without going into matrix algebra or anything similar"
"Very clear trainer, efficient and to the point, great manual to take home."
"Really good course, found pace and content perfect for my level."
"Great structure and build-up, and therefore easy to follow. Nice to have the coursebook to keep as a reference."
"You used language that was easy to understand. I can't thank you enough for this. So many of these training-type courses are led by experts who can't break things down in simple terms. I didn't feel that way today."
"Well-organised and conducted, with a systematic approach."
"Teaching, hosting, organisation and administration were excellent, really enjoyed the whole day."
Thursday 29th June 2017 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"As always I found the course informative and helpful. Just the right level of info. I learned a lot!"
"I love these courses, please keep them just as they are! Chris and Sarah are very approachable and accessible."
"It was a really good course, good balance between explaining the statistical intuition and practical exercises."
"Well worth attending, learned many new things."
Wednesday 28th June 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Chris's courses are consistently world class, I never regret attending them and recommending them to students and colleagues."
"The teaching is fantastic - very clear, concise, to the point, easy to follow -> GREAT! Thanks!."
"The whole course was so valuable - helped me to understand multilevel modelling."
Tuesday 27th June 2017 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great course. Learned so much in one day!"
"Put a lot of previously jumbled information in my head together. Very clear teaching and enthusiastic teacher."
"Enjoyed both style and content."
"The course was incredibly well taught and had the perfect balance between theory and practice."
Thursday 22nd June 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Chris is a fantastic teacher. Very well designed course. Very helpful and thoroughly enjoyable"
"The honest and critical explanation of well known methods and their history, their advantages, and disadvantages was really illuminating and refreshing."
"The way that moderated mediation was explained at the end of the course was liberating :)"
"Excellent course, very well explained. Invaluable in its practical/applied nature."
Wednesday 21st June 2017 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great course with lots of information that will be very useful. Chris is very knowledgable."
"Great coverage of SEM - of course - but also of statistical reasoning."
Tuesday 20th June 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Very clear and structured presentation."
"Practical advice on what works and what doesn't, what varies between disciplines and journals, etc., was so helpful - just the sort of thing you would never get in a book."
"Great course, well worth the effort to get here."
Wednesday 5th April 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Wow! A stats course that I enjoyed! Exemplary teaching."
"It rare to find a course like this that is pitched at the right level, explained very well but that also includes the complexity needed.
I am sure I will be attending another course."
Monday 3rd April 2017 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great approach, lovely balance between lecture and practical."
"Distinction between CFA, SEM and path analysis at the start cleared up a lot of confusion. Really well thought through sequence pedagogically, leaving some of the subtleties till the end and then modifying the code accordingly."
"This was a great course covering both technical and statistical issues relating to SEM. The content, style and pace were all good. I and my team feel very confident that we can use Mplus to implement SEM."
Thursday 12th January 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"As ever a great course - thanks!"
"Technical and challenging but really well explained. Feel I at least have somewhere to start now, previously MLM in Mplus felt overwhelming, now I have a plan."
"The material around thinking about hypotheses and planning analyses was just as valuable as the coding and stats content."
Wednesday 11th January 2017 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using SPSS
"The code and booklet are tremendously helpful... after a previous course I found myself repeatedly going back to the booklet, so I'll find this useful too."
"Really useful course - thanks!"
Tuesday 10th January 2017 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Very good didactic teaching and visualised examples."
"Everything covered was important... great value for money."
"Chris is very good at describing complex stats in an easy to understand and simple way - many thanks."
"A nice mix between learning theory and practice."
"Really enjoyed the course... fantastic teaching and great answers to questions, good for building confidence in using Mplus."
"VERY USEFULY - VERY helpful."
Friday 6th January 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Has helped with my stats confidence no end!"
"Very well organised and enjoyable - thank you!"
"It was perfect. Just the right amount of practicing and explaining. Very clearly explained and presented."
"Brilliant... compact and complete, good blend of theory and practice."
Thursday 5th January 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Good style of explanation in simple language."
"Lots to absorb - but crucially all very relevant and useful."
Wednesday 21st December 2016 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using SPSS
"It's been nearly 30 years since I had a course on statistics, so was worried I'd be lost....
but Chris did a great job teaching me, after 3 days I actually feel like I can go home and use Mplus for SEM, MLM and LGM."
"I like the way that everything is made concrete and visual (e.g. graphs are frequently shown and discussed)."
"As always an excellent course delivered by someone who is an expert in the area and great at communicating that expertise to others."
"Love that you offer both worked out results/answers at the back of the coursebook and model example code on the memory sticks."
Tuesday 20th December 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"The whole course was valuable. I have some experience with multilevel modelling but this has really improved my understanding thereof."
"Chris is an excellent teacher. By the end of the course the material has been so well covered that you will wonder if you needed the training in the first place :D."
"I really enjoyed the course. Everything is clearly explained which I really value"
Monday 19th December 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great course materials and resources, espcially content on importing data into Mplus using SPSS syntax, convergent validity, mediation in SEM, model constraints."
"Good and interesting course, look forward to the forthcoming days."
"Loved the practical tips and tricks. All ideas were really clearly explained, and the presentation style was really good."
Thursday 15th December 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Really clear and very helpful."
"Mediation and moderation parts both really good. Can't believe that I can code/programme :) !"
"Exercises were ideal way of following the theory."
"Very useful and hands-on. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn about mediation or moderation."
Wednesday 14th December 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Really appreciated that instructor spent some time discussing comments frequently made by reviewers... very satisfied and would definitely recommend this course!"
"Good teaching quality, useful exercises."
"Execellent teaching style and very good material."
"Good coverage of all key issues. Well presented, well structured and well organised course."
Wednesday 9th November 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Excellent course, will attend more in the future."
"Great - exercises come at the right points and lecture material was helpful."
Tuesday 8th November 2016 - Advanced SPSS syntax and SPSS macros
"Great explanations of difficult content. Good job!"
"Well organised, time flew!"
"Good mix of explanations, examples and our own exercises - it was good having coursebook
to read through as we worked through the material"
"Thank you very much.... I learned so much and hope I can apply it in my work."
Monday 7th November 2016 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Great repetition of syntax basics... I really liked this course and am looking forward to the advnaced course."
"Very good teacher!"
"Thank you... this coursebook will be so useful to refer back to."
Tuesday 13th September 2016 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis using Mplus
"A great course, Bayesian statistics
seems to be moving closer (on the horizon) and as a user (and teacher)
of the frequentist analytic approach I felt I needed a little starter
course to be able to both: a) understand what it's all about and b) to
get a sense of how I can apply this method to models/stats in my
research. Going on this course has saved me a huge amount of time trying
to learn/get my head around a new analytic approach."
"I really like the style of the course. The course booklet is amazing - I'd be eager to see all of
your course booklets as a manual for MPLUS."
"Everything is well explained and class atmosphere is really pleasant.
I really enjoyed all the workshops and learned a lot."
Monday 12th September 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great introduction to Mplus and the possibilities Mplus gives us."
"Everything was useful!"
Wednesday 24th August 2016 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis using Mplus
"An excellent and very understandable introduction to the ideas and concepts underlying Bayesian analysis, the key steps when conducting Bayesian procedures, and the practical steps required when undertaking a Bayesian analyses in Mplus."
"Very good explanation of the fundamentals of Bayesian... far more easy to understand than what I've previously seen on the subject."
"The practical exercises were really helpful and pitched at the right level of complexity."
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"A lot of content but all appropriate, felt like it covered a good depth and breadth."
"Really liked the course and the hosting, look forward to further courses."
"Great course, great lunch!"
"Very pleased with this courses, and resources provided with it were fantastic!"
Wednesday 29th June 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Excellent - will definitely be back for future courses."
"Course book has so much detail and Chris is very patient... thank you for the wonderful course."
"Really love the course booklet (and the food was great too!)"
"Loads of content, very well structured."
Thursday 28th June 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Really well done. Keeps you alert when you have to do exercises in between teaching"
"Liked the way everything was explained in simple terms. In particular improved my understanding of bootstrapping and fit indices."
"The style was very good compared to many other stats courses I have attended, everything was explained clearly with lots of understandable examples."
Tuesday 21st June 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Just perfect! Chris is super pedagogical, [this course] clarified a lot of my questions about MLM"
"I really appreciated today and all the material we received. Very structured, good focus on interpretation."
"Just right for the time frame - so many exciting things to learn!"
"It was great!... helpful to have a balance between 'DIY' exercises and ones we went through together."
Monday 20th June 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Really enjoyed this course, one of the most useful courses I have ever done."
"Very good overall overview of path analysis and SEM. Teaching done well and clearly"
"Thanks for a very useful day - so much better than various online courses I have tried in the past."
"Well done to the team and thank you!"
"Good job guys! Pace of delivery and materials are excellent."
Wednesday 20th April 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Really happy with this course, would thoroughly recommend."
"Great course, very satisfied. Great value for money for a one-day course."
"Visualising the models was really useful in understanding things."
Tuesday 19th April 2016 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Excellent! Wish I'd done this years ago, it would have saved me hours."
"Appreciated how clearly the concepts were explained."
"Learned so many invaluable shortcuts and tips!"
Thursday 14th April 2016 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Great course, allowed plenty of time to practice what was taught."
"Very good balance - the lectures were not so too long, and enough time to do the exercises."
"Excellent lecturer, good explanations, great number of topics covered."
Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Excellent course! This is the best MLM course I have attended thus far. Chris is a fantatsic teacher!"
"Today was amazing, MLM was much easier to understand."
"Excellent lecturer, teaches with enthusiasm, provides clear explanation, friendly atmosphere."
Tuesday 12th April 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great course, taught in an engaging way, with a speedy yet doable pace. "
"Very knowledgable trainer and assistant. Incredibly well thought-out material
presented in a clear way, and with a step-by-step approach to new topics.
I've learned a huge amount and fully understood things that b affled me before - thank you."
"Useful course. The facilitator and trainer was excellent, wish I could always have him nearby for advice in the future!"
"An absolutely essential class for academics and Ph.D students."
"A perfect introduction to Mplus!"
Thursday 14th January 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Really enjoyed it, thank you!"
"Really valuable to go through spelling out the equations, and learning MODEL CONSTRAINT: technique for mediation."
"Thanks you so much for this wonderful course, and Sarah for your help."
Wednesday 13th January 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Well organised in every way... it gave me exactly what I expected and more."
"Great having a lecturer and classroom assistant - plenty of support when I had questions."
"Good examples - simply excellent."
Tuesday 12th January 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Synthesises interpretation and examples perfectly. Booklet and USB stick are great."
"Pleased to get so much from today. I felt capable of doing the exercises when needed but I liked that guidance was still available."
"Just the right mix of breadth and depth."
"Liked the systematic approach and very clear style."
Monday 11th January 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Great combination of theory and practice."
"I even enjoyed the theoretical component... it was enormously helpful to have the underlying equations of the mediation/moderation process."
"I liked the style. Open and informal during lecture component and the opportunities to work through exercises with support."
Friday 18th December 2015 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Well organised and well delivered, thanks for this!"
"Covered loads but all necessary and relevant."
"Tremendously helpful and enjoyable(!) course."
Thursday 17th December 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Very hands on, all worth it, Thank You!"
"A well planned course with a great teacher offering clear and in depth explanation."
"A tough but very good course - I wish this was the first course on multilevel that I had been on!"
Wednesday 16th December 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great balance - thank you for taking the time to explain the code and the logic behind it."
"Excellent teacher, always open for questions."
"Exercises were well related to the teaching... and the coursebook is a useful resource in itself."
"The course is perfectly structured to cover all the basics of SEM and Mplus."
"Absolutely excellent course... I feel I can now elaborate on the exercises and do more complex analysis myself!"
Friday 6th November 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Invaluable learning how to analyse a series of hypotheses in a practical way."
"Great course, I have learned tons - thanks!"
"An excellent course with plenty of support and very well taught."
"The detail and explanation both in class, provided data files and in the handbook is an exceptional resource."
Thursday 5th November 2015 - Advanced SPSS syntax and SPSS macros
"Very clear and well-presented."
"The course has been very helpful and will have a HUGE impact on how quickly and efficiently I can do my job - will be recommending to others!"
"Good exercises help cement teaching."
Wednesday 4th November 2015 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Really good balance between exercises and teaching. Exercises give you the chance to ensure you really understand what's been said."
"Fantastic course, extremely useful... Chris's expertise is very strong."
"Really really really glad I came!
Wednesday 16th September 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Perfect amount of material covered."
"Any questions I had were dealt with by Chris and Sarah and I liked the way that Chris also clarified any tricky info 'enroute'".
"Theoretical background to mediation was so useful - finally understand it."
Tuesday 15th September 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"As with previous FIO courses I've been on absolutely satisfied with the content and organisation!"
"Great course, does what it says... having the workbook and being able to use it to enter notes is fantastic, much easier than separate handouts or personal notes."
"Very good and *enjoyable* course. Good instructors who knew the content extremely well."
Monday 14th September 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Explanations very clear and pace excellent... extremely useful having such a practical course, so I can actually put methods into practice with my own data back at work. Thank you!"
"Course booklet is excellent and examples very helpful."
"Appreciated the openness to questions and the quality of the answers."
"Very good. Clearly presented, well paced and good level of detail."
Thursday 10th September 2015 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Best statistic course ever!"
"Perfect balance between theoretical input, visualisation, statistical language, coding, and illustrations."
"Very useful yet again, thank you!"
Wednesday 9th September 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Thanks for answering every little question!"
"You did a great job - really like your way of teaching and the materials"
"Great coverage, high level of statistical competence - excellent."
"A challenging course but I wouldn't want to have missed any part of it!"
Tuesday 8th September 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Explanations were great, all very understandable, very well explained - great course!"
"Chris's easy style and his obvious enthusiasm for statistics made the course very enjoyable and created a motivating learning atmosphere."
"I enjoyed the course, and very helpful to try out more through the additional code on the website - thanks."
Thursday 25th June 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Very good course. It's very helpful to have enough exercises to enhance the understanding of the analytic and programming skills"
"I really like the style of the courses. Small groups with lots of opportunity to ask questions. Having both you and Sarah there was fantastic. I would highly recommend your courses to others."
"Really appreciated this course, excellent value, thank you!"
Wednesday 24th June 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Very good course. I've learned a lot and would happily recommend to others!"
"I liked that the lectures were interactive with thew software rather than the usual 'dry lectures' and 'practical exercises' as separate entities."
"The handbook is an excellent resource to refer back to, so much better than endless handouts. Good text rather than just a bunch of slides"
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Really liked how in the examples the analyses were connected to hypotheses, giving a full picture."
"It was a great course and I am going to attend other ones, thanks very much!"
"Brilliantly organised and I learned a lot without being overwhelmed."
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Amount of time and information was perfect, enough to help understand and attempt examples without being overloaded."
"Well organised and helpful, Chris was very patient with the many questions."
"Loved the way the mathematics behind it was explained - really simplified my understanding of the SPSS output"
"Slides and lecture notes great for all levels of learners... I enjoyed this course and will be attending these sessions again."
Tuesday 21st April 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Good balance, and the teacher is great at providing examples that illustrate key points."
"Perfect course! I like the way you introduce new commands not through discussing them separately but adding them to already used ones when they ae needed."
"I've never had a teacher bring statistics to life like you did!"
"Very interesting course, very pedagogical teacher :)"
Monday 20th April 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great balance - concepts explained clearly and thoroughly which made practicals much easier."
"Excited to try these methods out now on my data."
"Very useful, all core points well covered."
Wednesday 25th March 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Presentation of concepts was very clear and well-paced."
"I enjoyed learning in class with exercises and slides."
"I would recommend to others to have this course, I found it really valuable."
"SPSS and practical focus work make this course stand out from the rest."
Tuesday 24th March 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Nice to see both the maths behind the method and get to do practical work."
"Great balance between understandability, statistical background and practical application."
Friday 20th March 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Great! Fantastic to have all the syntax in the books so we could follow and check mistakes."
"Chris is a really good teacher, he motivates, edutains and guides the students."
"Excellent materials, simple AND sophisticated."
"More courses should be held in Germany!"
Thursday 19th March 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Super interesting and very helpful."
"Thanks again :) I was able to refurbish my basics, learn new shortcuts and get tips on how to script elegantly."
"Course exceeded my expectations, very high quality teaching, loved the examples that eased my understanding, just excellent!"
"Really cool and good productive atmosphere."
Friday 9th January 2015 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Very well taught with a very good balance between teaching and exercises - particularly liked the fact that the slides contained the lecture
content pretty much word for word so provide a useful reference, and that teaching is well grounded in substantive examples."
"I would recommend this course to others, I had not used LGCM before and now feel I could confidently apply it in my research."
"Thanks to Chris for his time and patience, I liked his course very much!"
Thursday 8th January 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Chris has an amazing enthusiam for the topic and an ability to explain complex ideas in simple language."
"Learning regression equations properly was particularly valuable, now I feel like I know what I am doing."
"Thank you very much for an entertaining and informative day!"
Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great introduction to SEM, path analysis and latent variables... I didn't really understand any of this before but I do now."
"Perfect style, dynamic with pauses at just the right moments... wish I could take part in more such courses!"
Tuesday 6th January 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"An excellent course - clear and covered a considerable amount of material for just one day. Chris's expertise on the subject was evident."
"Great balance - it can be easy to get lost if it's too exercise heavy, yet exercises help engage and learn practically - the balance in this course was just right."
"Chris's style is accessible and all jargon is clearly explained. Excellent day, money well spent."
"This is a well-designed one-day course with a great teaching style and explanation."
Monday 5th January 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"The perfect amount of content... thanks for a great course."
"Chris did a great job, he was very clear, prepared and helpful."
"Great clarity and very good materials."
"Very helpful to follow examples on the PC... the quality of materials provided is very good."
Friday 14th November 2014 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Really learned a lot in a short amount of time. A very good investment."
"The teacher gave a very good explanation/information, that makes Mplus easier to understand."
"Excellent course, don't change a winning formula!"
Thursday 13th November 2014 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"I liked the balance - Chris gives guidance whilst giving us the freedomm to learn from our mistakes."
"Mplus was completely new to me but was very well explained."
"I really enjoyed the course. The concepts were explained in a very clear way that was relatively easy to understand. I thought the course was very well structured, as each section flowed logically and built on a previous one."
Wednesday 12th November 2014 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Feel really empowered to go away and try some MLM!"
"Workbook and teaching so well-organised... it will make post-course recall easy."
"Very satisfied - congratulations on a great course."
Tuesday 11th November 2014 - Advanced SPSS syntax and SPSS macros
"Coursebook and USB stick so useful - you can go back over material at a later stage to solidify learning."
"The course ran very smoothly, incredibly useful and interesting."
Monday 10th November 2014 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"I think it's a great intro with lots of useful stuff to take away. Caters for both academics and private research organisations - very well run!"
"Very good teacher, best course in a long time!"
"So many useful shortcuts and tips... pace was just right and good mix of demos and practicals to apply."
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
You've helped me to overcome a fear of something and it now appears relatively simple... can't wait to try it on my own data. Thanks!
Good range of content appealing to a wide range of abilities.
One of the best courses I have been on for a long time. Very interesting and extremely well taught.
Tuesday 24th June 2014 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Perfect amount... everything covered in sufficient depth."
"I found it a really useful course, and will be able to go away with the materials provided and really consolidate my learning and apply it to my data."
"Made stats very accessible without dumbing down."
"Very good balance - I liked the way we followed on the screen first and then did the exercises."
Monday 23rd June 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Very good! I liked the mix of learning and doing."
"Great handbook and Chris was great at answering questions."
"Just the right amount of content, very well paced. I didn't feel overwhelmed though new to Mplus."
Friday 10th January 2014 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Great introduction to the topic of LGCM, I feel confident about using this analysis method on my own data."
"Although there were lots of exercises the small groupmeant that Chris was always on hand to help."
"Really enjoyed the course, valuable information, easy style of instruction."
"Just the perfect introduction to LGCM."
Thursday 9th January 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Very helpful and informative - pitched at the right level."
"Great work book and practical sessions!"
"Very easy to grasp introduction to the software... really enjoyable, knowledgable and most importantly, enthusiastic instructor. ."
Wednesday 8th January 2014 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Great to have notes and memory stick to take away."
"Loved the way that key material was explained in multiple ways: graph, equations and text.."
"Great course, new topic discovered!"
Tuesday 7th January 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Great course! Easy to follow considering it's quite advanced stats stuff."
"Great introduction... I feel I have moved on from zero knowledge of SEM and Mplus to a good basic level of knowledge."
Monday 6th January 2014 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Well taught course and useful materials."
Friday 15th November 2013 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Very good course that helps you to deeply conceptualise the structure of a growth model."
"Great example data - an excellent course."
Thursday 14th November 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"A very good course that explains everything very effectively and helped to demystify SEM."
"The course was pitched at just the right level... information was conveyed in a clear and concise way that made Mplus seem a lot less intimidating."
"It was a really interesting course and the contents were well explained. Of all the stats courses I have done this is the one I have enjoyed the most!"
Tuesday 12th November 2013 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"I really enjoyed it and wouldn't change anything."
"Liked being able to take home data to practice and the willingness of Chris to answer questions."
Monday 11th November 2013 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Very useful - it will definitely improve my efficiency in working in SPSS."
"The session was hugely valuable for saving time and preventing errors. Despite being a seasoned SPSS user I learned loads."
"Liked being able to take home data to practice and the willingness of Chris to answer questions."
Friday 8th November 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Great that we had enough time to do exercises and to have a real combination of worked examples and teaching."
"Great exercises; I liked it when we went over it together because it helped nmake sense of our results."
Thursday 7th November 2013 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Very good, great one-to-one help during exercises too."
"Really liked the level of hands-on training."
"Absolutely one of the best statistics courses I have ever had, Chris can explain really well and clearly,
not just in 'statistical' language."
Wednesday 6th November 2013 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Spot on, exactly what I needed to get me started with multilevel data."
"Interactive style and teaching excellent; very useful, worthwhile and enjoyable."
Thursday 4th April 2013 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Great course... very comprehensive and very practical."
"Good balance... plenty of independent exercises which allows you to figure out your own mistakes... this aids learning."
"Examples and exercises using real data are really valuable."
Wednesday 3rd April 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"I thought the balance was just right... it was a long day but we covered a lot, and the exercises provided a useful way to try it for yourself."
"Very useful introduction to Mplus... an excellent introduction for beginners and also those with some experience."
"Fast and polite and useful answers to my queries!"
Tuesday 2nd April 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"It made me think about things I should include in my analysis that I hadn't previously thought of."
"Very good - I liked how there were exercises in between the teaching rather than just at the end, so I didn't forget what I was doing."
"Thank you - very accessible and mostly easy to follow! You're an excellent stats teacher and facilitated my learning."
Wednesday 9th January 2013 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Very good - I really enjoyed the exercises and the practical hands-on approach of the course."
"You get an excellent grasp of LGM whilst attending this seminar - Chris takes participants through material step-by-step and he makes complex analyses seem pretty easy!"
"Thanks for a great course - I am excited about applying these new methods."
"Very good - a really good background to LGMs at the start made the exercises easier to conceptualise."
Tuesday 8th January 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Thanks for another fantastic course - feel confident enough to go ahead and apply SEM."
"The pace of the course and the balance between lectures and exercises was very good."
"The perfect amount of info - I felt challenged but able to learn and use the information."
Monday 7th January 2013 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Excellent instructor, excellent material, ready-to-use information - keep up the great job!"
"The courses were extremely helpful... the use of clear examples and workbooks really helps with gaining a deeper understanding of what you do and why."
"Excellent. The workbook is great and makes the course very easy to follow."
Friday 4th January 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"I liked the way there was a good mix of talked through practicals and ones to do on our own... balance between stats method and practical teaching was excellent."
"Excellent intro to SEM and Mplus."
"Just the right amount - stretching but not overwhelming."
Thursday 3rd January 2013 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"The handouts are usefulů I like the fact that they are comprehensive and fully explained."
"Excellent - I enjoyed the style and delivery."
"Very well taught. It was refreshing to come on the course - certainly helped demistify stats!"
Friday 29th June 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Hands on nature of training gave me motivation to explore my own data with SEM."
"I never thought I could sit through a full days stats training but Chris's course design mixes so many different activities and interesting an enthusiatic presentations that kept me awake and fully engaged!"
"Great venue, great handouts, brilliant course, thank you!"
Tuesday 26th June 2012 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
""Very interesting and useful."
"I liked the simplicity of instruction in making concepts and jargon easy to understand."
"Exercises were very helpful."
Thursday 29th March 2012 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"The explanation of the regression equations and the explaianing of them in greatd detail was particularly valuable... I have never been able to suss out regression formulas but now I do."
"Not too much and not too little... very good."
"Made me feel more cofident with MLM... Chris is a great communicator, explains stats for non-stats people well."
Friday 6th January 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"For an SEM beginner, it's a perfect course!"
"Very good balance... very nice and accessible!"
Thursday 5th January 2012 - Introduction to Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Excellent balance between teaching and exercises."
"Very well-presented and user-friendly given the complexity of the topic."
"Fantastic course - would like to do again!"
"Chris is clearly a gifted and experiencesd stats trainer."
Wednesday 4th January 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"From zero to SEM here in one single day!"
"Good job - my brain is full!"
Friday 1st July 2011 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Everything was very comprehensively covered & questions were answered satisfactorily."
"Really excellent course - thanks a million."
"The level and pace were among the best I've experienced in a stats course."
"Both instructors were very knowledgeable and gave very clear explanations of the concepts and model outputs."
"It was the first stats/computing course I can remember going on where I was still keeping up at the end!"
Thursday 30th June 2011 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Very well taught."
"A highly useful introduction to multilevel modelling."
"Paced really well and nicely structured."
"I really enjoyed it! I will recommend it, of course."
Wednesday 29th June 2011 - Data Management using SPSS Syntax
"Very good course overall - can't wait to start back on my data in a HUGELY more efficient way!"
"I liked the informal style and mix of explanation and practice."
"Very good and well organised course."
"This [course] provided a solid grounding to understanding what I am doing with data."
"Each exercise was explained brilliantly."
Tuesday 14th December 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Balance was good, lots of opportunities to try out the code - really useful and learned a lot."
"As a reluctant statistician I found this course incredibly useful, accessible, and dare I say it, enjoyable."
"Very useful intro with excellent material."
"Good - lots of exercises but (subject) explained well."
"Very informative and I got some new ideas of how to analyse my own data... quite excited to get started myself now."
"Clear and understandable. Not at all like other stats courses I have attended. Kept engaged at all times."
"Best explanations of SEM I have experienced by far!"
Monday 13th December 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Appreciated opportunity to understand background and THEN the application."
"Very much enjoyed the course - great to be able to ask so many questions."
"Overall an excellent course - would recommend to others."
"I've tried to get into SEM before without much success. After today I have a good grasp of the concepts and feel confident to use Mplus,
thanks to the excellent teaching... a day well spent!"
Thursday 11th November 2010 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Good balance between theory and practical application... excellent course, very user-friendly."
"Excellent lecturer - someone who has really thought hard on how to teach this complex material."
"Thank you! I am now buzzing with research ideas and can understand my own projects/data much better."
Friday 2nd July 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Theory covered was made very clear; the balance was good as it gave equal time to understanding and applying."
"Clearly explained and questions answered well... course books and sticks are really useful.
Have been to two courses and both were really well taught in a friendly environment."
"Great support from both Chris and Charlotte."
"Very good course covering the knowledge that I wanted."
"Made a complex topic seem easy to handle. Very well explained with lots of examples."
Tuesday 29th June 2010 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Great balance - enough exercises to make sense of teaching, enough teaching to cover ground and inform exercises."
"Thanks very much - I enjoyd the session and am looking forward to trying my new skills on my own data."
"Excellent introduction! I now feel confident to try this on my own data and to read further."
Monday 28th June, 2010 - Multiple Regression Analysis using SPSS
"Very worthwhile course!"
"The structure of the lectures summarizes a number of complex concepts very effectively, and with an eye to immediate applications."
"Lectures were great, so easy to digest; a very applied, very practical course, great lecturer, lots of enthusiasm."
"Very good presenting; kept it lively throughout."
Wednesday 16th December 2009 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Course notes were excellent."
"The course organisation worked very well, on the whole it was a very informative and smooth running course" ."
Friday 27th November 2009 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Enjoyed it and would recommend to others."
"The whole day was useful."
"Very good day - I really liked the course - thanks Chris & Charlotte!"
Thursday 26th November 2009 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"This course was extremely useful and clear!"
"Lecturer was very helpful and understanding - responded to all questions."
"Quite a lot of information to take in but notes are excellent & very helpful to go over areas later."
Friday 13th November 2009 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Very good introduction and overview - covered a lot without moving too quickly."
"Great course - both Chris' instruction and Charlotte's help! Thanks!"
"Another exemplary course! Thank you."
Thursday 12th November 2009 - Data Management using SPSS Syntax
"I found this course to be one of the most useful stats courses I've been to!"
"Very expertly delivered."
"An exemplary course - highly recommend to anyone who will be using SPSS relatively regularly."
Wednesday 24th June, 2009 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"The course gave me confidence to go ahead and try out SEM with my own datasets."
"Excellent course book - will be very useful to look back at for future reference."
"3rd course on SEM attended, by far the clearest. Highly recommend all of Chris' classes."
Tuesday 23rd June, 2009 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"I found this really useful - good balance of theory and practice."
"This course has been extremely helpful and the resources supplied will continue to be so."
"Invaluable and I will be attending future courses."
"Having been on a MLM course before I still had lots of lightbulb moments which I wasn't expecting."
Monday 22nd June, 2009 - Multiple Regression Analysis using SPSS
"Excellent, very useful & well delivered."
"Thank you - the most useful day I have spent in a long time!"
"Lecturer was very good and he made SPSS/Regression appealing!"
Wednesday 12th November, 2008 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"A really well organised and useful course so well done" ."
"It's a very good combination having your explanations, a good set of course notes and the stuff on the memory sticks."
"I found the teaching section on longitudinal data the most valuable as it was very relevant and I could relate it to my own data."
Tuesday 11th November, 2008 - Multiple Regression Analysis using SPSS
"Again, an excellent course."
Monday 10th November, 2008 - Scale construction: EFA, CFA and reliability analysis
"Clarified my understanding about communalities and eigenvalues. Nice introduction to CFA and the software."
"I liked the setup between practice/lecture. Was great. Also It was great to have Charlotte as a further person to approach with queries!"
Tuesday 17th June, 2008 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Thanks. Great seminar. Just what I was after."
"Very well planned for a 1 day course."
"The datafiles on the memory stick - GREAT IDEA! The handbook is also EXCELLENT."
Monday 16th June, 2008 - Using SPSS syntax for Data Management
"The course was pitched at the right level and the day proved very useful indeed."
"I found the course very informative and useful."
Inhouse Courses and Conference Workshops
Leeds University Business School, June 2017 -
Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus / Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus / Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Absolutely loved it! Grateful for everything I've learned and the resources."
"Great content with sufficient depth and detail."
"Loved the use of analogies to explain things in a simple language."
EAWOP 2017, Dublin, May 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"A great workshop and your guide and direction also were great! Your experience and practice on these courses is very evident.
Thanks a lot, very useful indeed.."
"I found the booklet and the tables we had to fill in extremely useful. The models were clearly broken down and it was helpful to see how each addition explained variance/made the model stronger."
Manchester University Business School, July 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"You made a tricky subject quite easy to understand and your teaching style was very open. I did not have a problem asking questions or asking for information to be repeated if needed."
"Excellent balance... I liked the structure of the day with more of a focus on teaching in the morning with more practical exercises in the afternoon. I think this helped to aid both understanding and maintain focus."
Business School, Kingston University, July 2012 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Very clear explanations and excellent examples made this a great introduction to using multi-level modelling in my own research. Thank you."
"Very good. It is nice getting some background first then trying it out. This was my first experience with SPSS (I use SAS) but I found it quite easy."
Department of Psychology, London South Bank University, May 2012 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Thanks for your workshop yesterday - it was a really useful and well presented event."
"It was a great course. I wasn't sure how I would do but the pace and level was great and I managed to learn a lot on the day."
MGSM, Sydney, Australia, April 2012 - Using SPSS syntax for Data Management, Multiple Regression using SPSS, Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"The lecturer really seemed to understand the matter and made it interesting through various exercises he provided."
"I thought the workshop was really good and helpful. especially the material provided by Chris."
"Knowleageble and was always helpful when I needed clarifications. Also very patient."
"Very knowledgeable to SPSS, very enthusiastic. The facilitator's expertise together with good preparation had enhanced the flow of the class."
Dept of Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh, March 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Very good - it was helpful to have the one-to-one help available too."
"Presented very well in a very clear and friendly way. It was very valuable and enjoyable."
"I really enjoyed the day and your teaching style is particularly clear and accessible."
University College, London, January 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"The course was very well structured; I especially enjoyed the lectures and the step-by-step guide to completing exercises."
"Really good. It is a long day but very rewarding."
"A great introduction to mplus and I thoroughly enjoyed the day."
Ministry of Justice, March 2011 - Using SPSS syntax for Data Management
"I found lots of the course valuable. In particular I found the section on data entry very useful for me personally.
I also learnt new commands that I haven't used before, and lots of tips which I found extremely valuable. I thought the teaching and course was excellent."
"I really learnt a lot that I will bring back and use."
Ministry of Justice, March 2011 - Multiple Regression Analysis / Logistic Regression Analysis using SPSS
"I think the right amount was covered, I am not that confident in SPSS but the topics covered really helped gain a better understanding."
"I think the course was delivered really well and I liked the exercise and then teaching."
UEA, November 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"The discussion of how to run commands was important for people without programming skills... really pleased with the course."
"Excellent course - good balance of teaching and exercises."
Southampton University, October 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"A great stepping stone into SEM."
"My PhD analysis is primarily based on path analyses - I feel far more confident using this method now!"
Cardiff University Dept of Psychological Medicine, July 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"A really helpful introduction to Mplus."
"Good introduction to MPlus so I can try stuff myself."
Southampton University, November 2009 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Very clear, easy to understand."
"Really useful for those people who are using questionnaires in their studies."
DCSF, July-August 2009 - Using SPSS syntax for Data Management // Multiple Regression using SPSS
"Impressed by the quality of the course; tutor was willing to take additional questions at the endů and also further questions by email."
"Very useful - would highly recommend."
"This code is absolutely awesome! It's saved me literally hours."
EAWOP Conference, May 2009 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Thank you for your very interesting workshop. I guess I have learned a lot."
"Thank you! I hope to enjoy your workshops in the next EAWOP congress."
"I found the workshop really useful."
Durham Business School, March-May 2009 - Multiple courses
"A valuable day."
"Found the section on interaction effects particularly useful for my own research."
"The syntax was a revelation."
"Met expectations, enjoyed it, and found it useful."
DCSF, January 2009 - Multiple courses
"Course very useful for further understanding of multiple regression."
"Trainer is very good and the small sessions help get through a lot of complex content in a short time."
"Trainer explained the concepts very well."