Statistical modelling for Qualitative Researchers (online)



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The University of Edinburgh


Professor Vernon Gayle is a Co-Director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. He is Professor of Sociology and Social Statistics at the University of Edinburgh


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Laura Marshall
Usher Communications
Working week: Monday - Thursday

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Venue: Online


Statistical models are increasingly common in social science research. Many researchers whose interests are substantive rather than methodological struggle to understand these techniques and are disinclined to engage with research that employs these approaches.  This workshop is designed for researchers who would like to learn about statistical modelling.

This one day workshop will be orientated towards researchers who do not normally use statistical methods but would like to be introduced to statistical modelling. It will be ideal for busy researchers who do not have time to go on longer workshops or courses. It will also be a useful refresher course for researchers whose last encounter with statistics was during their undergraduate degree.

If you frequently skip over tables of statistical modelling results when reading journal articles, then you will benefit from attending this workshop.

The event is intended to be engaging and informative and there will be audience participation and practical demonstrations.

Mathematical ability is not required.

Conceptual ideas relating to statistical modelling will be introduced at a level that, although technically elementary, shows how statistical ideas can address major social scientific issues. The workshop will also point to training resources where greater depth of technical competence can be acquired.

Course Timings: 10:00 - 16:00


The fee per teaching day is: • £30 per day for students registered at UK/EU University. • £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 participants In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. NO refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of its cancellation of a course, including but not limited to any travel or accommodation costs. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

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Introduction to statistical models, Refresher course, Descriptive statistics, statistical modelling, regresssion

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