Introduction to Multilevel Modelling using SPSS

Tuesday 20th June 2017; 9.15am to 5.15pm
LSE (Rosebery Hall), London

This course is promoted by Falcon Training

NOTE - this course requires you to bring your own laptop with SPSS installed - any of versions v15 onwards will do.

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

    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 9.15am, with a lunch break from 1pm-2pm, and short coffee breaks at 11.30am and 3.30pm. It will finish at around 5.15pm, 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 20 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 SPSS Users Group) Committee; and has run training courses at the University of Sheffield, for the UK SPSS users group, at national and international conferences, and on an inhouse basis for Universities and the public sector over the past three years.

    The venue, facilities and directions:
    The course is to be held in the Myddleton Room, at LSE's Rosebery Hall, on Rosebery Avenue in the heart of London. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from any of Angel, Old Street, Barbican or Farringdon tube stations, 15 minutes walk from St Pancras or Kings Cross mainline stations, and is served directly by the 19 and 38 buses.

    Lunch at local Italian restaurant Santore is included in the course fee.

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