Statistical modelling (online)

Course Code

EDI-17-20/21-P-R

Organised by

The University of Edinburgh

Presenter

Professor Vernon Gayle, Co-Director of The ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. Vernon is also Professor of Sociology and Social Statistics at The University of Edinburgh

Date

03/11/2021

Venue

Online delivery by The University of Edinburgh

Map

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Contact

Laura Marshall
L.marshall@ed.ac.uk
Working week Monday - Wednesday

Description

 

The social world is complex and messy. Statistical models provide a formal approach to evaluate data, test ideas and investigate research questions.

This is a one day workshop on statistical models for social science data analysis. It will introduce the underlying concepts associated with multivariate analysis using statistical models. The workshop will concentrate on models within the generalized linear modelling framework. It will cover linear regression, and models for binary, categorical, ordered categorical and count data. The focus of the workshop will be on social science applications, and social science data and research questions will be showcased throughout. The emphasis will be on interpreting outputs (e.g. from data analysis software packages) and understanding published results.

The event is intended to be engaging and informative, it will be delivered on-line during the COVID-19 crisis.

This is not a practical workshop and it does not provide training in the use of data analysis software. It will however provide a strong theoretical foundation for future engagement at practical workshops that are designed to provide hands-on training in data analysis.

A high level of mathematical ability is not required, but participants should ideally have undertaken an introductory statistics and data analysis course (e.g. a semester long module as part of a Masters-level degree).

This course will be delivered online and will take place from 10:00 - 16:00

A high level of mathematical ability is not required, but participants should ideally have undertaken an introductory statistics and data analysis course (e.g. a semester long module as part of a Masters-level degree).

Statistical Modelling for Qualitative Researchers (Thursday 10th June 2021) is a good preparation for this course.

Level

Intermediate (some prior knowledge)

Cost

• £30 per day for UK/EU registered students • £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions. • £100 per day for all other participantsCancellation Policy: Please be reminded that you will be charged the full registration fee if you cancel your place within 4 weeks before the training delivery date or you fail to attend.

Website and registration

Region

Scotland

Keywords

statistical models, multivariate analyses, statistical modelling, regresssion, Generalized linear models, GLM

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