Netherlands, Utrecht

Applied Multivariate Analysis

when 17 August 2021 - 28 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 600

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course has been postponed to 2021.

The summer school course 'Applied Multivariate Analysis' 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 the SPSS output in substantive terms. During the course, we do not discuss the mathematical details of these techniques.

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.

Participants need to bring their own laptop computer. Software will be available online.

Please note that there are no graded activities included in this course. Therefore, we are not able to provide students with a transcript of grades. You will obtain a certificate upon completion of this course.

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 to participate in this course.

Fee info

EUR 600: Course + course materials; Tuition fee for PhD students from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences from Utrecht University will be funded by the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. We use the book by Andy Field (2018) Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS, London: Sage (fifth edition). This book is not included in the course materials. The book should be purchased in advance (ISBN 978-1-5264-1951-4 / ISBN 978-1-5264-1952-1 (pbk).
EUR 350: Housing fee (optional)

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