Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS (PROCESS macro)



Organised by:

Falcon Training / Figure It Out


Dr Chris Stride


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Chris Stride 07952210227

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Venue: Online


Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS (PROCESS macro)

This course is promoted by Falcon Training

NOTE - this course requires you to bring your own laptop with SPSS installed - any of versions v20 or above will do.

Who is the course aimed at?
This course is aimed at those with basic knowledge of simple multiple regression analysis and SPSS software who wish to upgrade their skills to testing more advanced models involving mediated or moderated relationships, using standard SPSS commands and version 3 of the popular PROCESS macro.

Course level:
A minimal basic knowledge of SPSS software and a basic understanding of standard multiple regression (e.g. understanding what an R-squared statistic is, and what intercept and slope coefficients represent) will be advantageous to participants. No previous knowledge or experience with running mediation or moderation type models is assumed.

Course content and aims:
The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to mediated relationships - what are they and why do we need to test them?
  • Methods for testing mediated relationships
  • Introduction to the PROCESS macro
  • Testing for simple indirect effects using PROCESS
  • Testing multiple mediators using PROCESS
  • Introduction to moderated relationships - what are they and why do we need to test them?
  • Testing, plotting and probing moderated relationships using PROCESS
  • Advanced mediation models and moderated mediation
  • Testing moderated mediation models using PROCESS
  • Testing custom models using the new custom models code in PROCESS

The course comprises of a couple of short lectures on the basic theory behind mediation and moderation, teaching via examples worked through by the trainer on real data sets which participants can follow, and exercises to practice the skills just learned. You will also receive an 80-page coursebook containing all the notes and worked examples, providing an easy reference for the basics of performing mediation and moderation testing in SPSS, and as a reminder for the techniques you have learned.

Course schedule: The course will start at 9.15am, with a lunch break from 1pm-2pm, and short coffee breaks at 11.30am and 3.30pm. It will finish at around 5.30pm, though I will be willing to stay on for a while after this and to answer questions pertinent to participants' own data sets or any other multi-level modelling queries you may have.

The teacher:
Dr Chris Stride has been using SPSS in his work as a statistician and data manager for the last 2 decades. He has particular experience and expertise in teaching non-statisticians from the fields of psychology, HR, management and the social sciences. He is a member of the ASSESS (UK SPSS Users Group) Committee, and runs courses for ASSESS, inhouse courses at UK Universities and public sector institutions and public training courses based at the University of Sheffield.


£250 waged / £175 students. Further discount for booking multiple courses

Website and registration:


Greater London


Survey Research, Cross-Sectional Research, Longitudinal Research , Regression Methods, Ordinary least squares (OLS), ANCOVA, Linear regression, Hierarchical models, Panel data models, Quantitative Software, SPSS, Mediation,Moderation,PROCESS,Moderated Mediation,Interaction,Mediated Moderation,Conditional Process Analysis

Related publications and presentations:

Survey Research
Cross-Sectional Research
Longitudinal Research
Regression Methods
Ordinary least squares (OLS)
Linear regression
Hierarchical models
Panel data models
Quantitative Software

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