Multilevel Modelling using SPSS



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


Introduction to Multilevel Modelling using SPSS

This course is promoted by Falcon Training

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

Who is the course aimed at?
This course is aimed at two distinct groups. It is primarily designed as a beginners' course in multi-level modelling (AKA Hierarchical Linear Modelling), for those who face the challenge of working with multi-level data sets and want to be able to analyse them in the most powerful and accurate way.

However it should also appeal to those with a little experience of multi-level modelling using other specialist packages who now want to learn how to run such models in SPSS using the MIXED MODELS menu and commands.

Course level:
A reasonable working knowledge of multiple regression and some previous experience of using SPSS to perform statistical analysis is expected. No previous experience of multi-level modelling will be assumed.

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

  • Introduction to multi-level data - what it is and why it requires special treatment
  • Restructuring Data in preparation for multi-level modelling
  • What is a multi-level model?
  • Building and fitting a multi-level model in SPSS
  • Further issues in multi-level modelling: centering, sample size and scaling
  • Advanced multi-level models: analysing longitudinal data and cross-sectional data using multi-level modelling in SPSS

The course comprises of a mixture of short lectures on the basic theory behind multi-level models, 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 a 70-page coursebook containing all the notes and worked examples, providing an easy reference and 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 5.15pm, 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 20 years. He has particular experience and expertise in teaching non-statisticians from the fields of psychology, HR, management and the social sciences. He is a Chartered Statistician and a member of the ASSESS (UK SPSS Users Group) Committee; and has run training courses at the University of Sheffield, for the UK SPSS users group, at national and international conferences, and on an inhouse basis for Universities and the public sector over the past three years.


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

Website and registration:


Greater London


Survey Research, Cross-Sectional Research, Longitudinal Research , Multilevel Modelling , Hierarchical models, Mixed models, Random effects, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Panel data models, Growth curve models, Quantitative Software, MLwiN, SPSS, HLM, Multi-level, Random effects, Mixed models, Multilevel

Related publications and presentations:

Survey Research
Cross-Sectional Research
Longitudinal Research
Multilevel Modelling
Hierarchical models
Mixed models
Random effects
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Panel data models
Growth curve models
Quantitative Software

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