Applied Multivariate Analysis

Course code
S04
Course fee (no housing)
€600.00
Level
Advanced Bachelor
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This course is only available for students who need this course to be accepted for a Research Master or Academic Master of Utrecht University. We will provide this course in an online setting.

The summer school course 'Applied Multivariate Analysis' offers hands-on experience using SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques in the social and behavioural sciences. The emphasis is on applying multivariate techniques using the computer programme SPSS, and on how to interpret the SPSS output in substantive terms. During the course, we do not discuss the mathematical details of these techniques.

This course offers hands-on experience using SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques in the social and behavioural sciences. The emphasis is on applying multivariate techniques using the computer programme SPSS and on how to interpret SPSS output in substantive terms. We do not discuss the mathematical details of these techniques.

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 details of these techniques.

Participants need to bring their own laptop computer. Software will be available online.

Please note that there are no graded activities included in this course. Therefore, we are not able to provide students with a transcript of grades. You will obtain a certificate upon completion of this course.

For an overview of all our summer school courses offered by the Department of Methodology and Statistics please click here.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Assistant professor Beth Grandfield

Target audience

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, statistical significance, practical and theoretical significance, correlation, regression, t-test and ANOVA. Some experience with SPSS is advisable. A maximum of 75 participants will be allowed to participate in this course.

Course aim

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

Study load

The course covers 2 whole weeks, Monday - Friday. Every day starts with a discussion meeting, followed by a lecture. The afternoon is spent in the lab doing SPSS analyses.

Costs

Course fee:
€600.00
Included:
Course fee

Tuition fee for PhD students from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences from Utrecht University will be funded by the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. We use the book by Andy Field (2018) Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS, London: Sage (fifth edition). This book is not included in the course materials. The book should be purchased in advance (ISBN 978-1-5264-1951-4 / ISBN 978-1-5264-1952-1 (pbk).

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School does not offer scholarships for this course.

Application

In your application could you please provide a brief description of: 1. your motivation for signing up for this course and 2. your current knowledge of and experience with (multivariate) statistics (e.g., courses taken, software used).

More information

Irma Reyersen | E: ms.summerschool@uu.nl

Registration

Application deadline: 01 July 2020

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