Netherlands, Utrecht

Introduction to Multilevel Analysis

when 4 July 2016 - 7 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 750

Social research often involves problems that investigate the relationship between individual and society. The general concept is that individuals interact with the social contexts to which they belong, meaning that individual persons are influenced by the social groups or contexts to which they belong, and that the properties of those groups are in turn influenced by the individuals who make up that group.

Generally, the individuals and the social groups are conceptualized as a hierarchical system of individuals and groups, with individuals and groups defined at separate levels of this hierarchical system. The appropriate analysis technique for such a hierarchical system is multilevel analysis. The benefits of multilevel analysis are discussed both in theory as with empirical examples.

Course leader

Dr. Leoniek Wijngaards-de Meij

Target group

(Master) Students or (post-graduate) researchers who already have a basic knowledge of regression analysis (i.e., previously completed a bachelor level introductory course in multivariate analysis techniques).

A maximum of 25 participants will be allowed in this course.

Course aim

Participants will learn the theoretical basics of multilevel modeling and some important methodological and statistical issues. They will also learn how to analyze multilevel data sets with the HLM program, to interpret the output and to report the results.

Fee info

EUR 750: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 550: Course + course materials

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