Netherlands, Utrecht

Applied Multivariate Analysis

when 20 August 2012 - 31 August 2012
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 835

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 detailts of these techniques.

We use the book by Andy Field (2009), Discovering statistics using SPSS, London: Sage (third edition).

Course leader

Dr. Ellen Hamaker

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, significance, relevance, correlation, regression, t-test and ANOVA. Some experience with SPSS is advisable.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are specifically interested in a mathematical treatment of multivariate techniques, this is NOT the right course for you.

Course aim

This course offers hands-on experience using SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques in the social and behavioural sciences.

Credits info

3 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 835: Course + housing


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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