Austria, Vienna

Multilevel Regression Modelling

when 17 February 2013 - 22 February 2013
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS

The course is designed to provide scholars with a basic understanding of multilevel (a.k.a. hierarchical or mixed) models. Upon completion the students will have a basic conceptual understanding of multilevel modelling and its statistical foundations. Students will be able to critically assess the appropriateness of such techniques in their own and other people’s research. Special attention is given to the translation of theoretical expectations into statistical models, the interpretation of results in multilevel analyses and the general use and misuse of multilevel models in the social sciences. Lab sessions will provide basic application of multilevel models in SPSS with continuous and limited dependent variables in hierarchical, longitudinal and cross-classified nesting situations. The goal of the course is to offer a basic introduction and the foundation for students to start using and critically assessing multilevel models and also have the ability to independently discover and master advanced multilevel statistical topics.

Course leader

Levente (Levi) Littvay
Central European University

Target group

advanced students and junior researchers in political science and adjacent disciplines

Course aim

as above

Credits info

Participants have the opportunity to gain 2 ECTS credits from the University of Vienna for attending an Introductory or Advanced Courses (15 hours). Participants must successfully complete their course, and successfully complete their project assignment in order to obtain 2 ECTS credits – Transcripts will be sent to the participants by The University of Vienna.

For all courses being attended (Introductory, Advanced and/or Software Training Courses), participants also receive a certificate of attendance.

Certificates of accreditation (if applicable) as well as certificates of attendance are sent to the participants after the Winter School has ended, by the University of Vienna

Fee info

EUR 0: ECPR Member – €495
Non-ECPR Member – €690
ECPR Member who has attended the ECPR SSMT 2012* – €445
Non-ECPR Member who has attended the ECPR SSMT 2012* – €640
*There is a €50 loyalty discount deducted from all Introductory and Advanced Courses to participants who attended the 2012
Summer School in Methods and Techniques (SSMT) in Ljubljana (this discount does not apply to Software Training Courses).


Self funded students from ECPR member institutions will be able to apply for funding in the form of scholarship funds and travel and accommodation grants. Please use the following link for further information: