Introduction to Multilevel Analysis

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Course code
S14
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 500.00
Level
Advanced Master
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This course will teach you the theoretical basics of multilevel modelling and some important methodological and statistical issues. You will also learn how to analyse multilevel data sets with the HLM and Mplus programs, to interpret the output and to report the results. The benefits of multilevel analysis are discussed both in theory as with empirical examples. This course restricts to a quantitative (i.e. continuous) outcome variable. Categorical outcomes are part of the course Advanced Multilevel.

Social research often involves problems that investigate the relationship between individual and society. The general concept is that individuals interact with the social contexts to which they belong, meaning that individual persons are influenced by the social groups or contexts to which they belong, and that the properties of those groups are in turn influenced by the individuals who make up that group.

Generally, the individuals and the social groups are conceptualized as a hierarchical system of individuals and groups, with individuals and groups defined at separate levels of this hierarchical system. The appropriate analysis technique for such a hierarchical system is multilevel analysis. The benefits of multilevel analysis are discussed both in theory as with empirical examples. 

Participants are requested 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.

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Course director

Dr. Mirjam Moerbeek

Lecturers

Dr. Mirjam Moerbeek

Target audience

(Master) Students or (post-graduate) researchers who already have a basic knowledge of regression analysis (i.e. previously completed a bachelor level introductory course in multivariate analysis techniques). A maximum of 40 participants will be allowed in this course.

Course aim

Participants will learn the theoretical basics of multilevel modeling and some important methodological and statistical issues. They will also learn how to analyze multilevel data sets with the HLM and Mplus programs, to interpret the output and to report the results.

Study load

In the morning there will be lectures while during the afternoons multilevel analyses will be performed in computer practicals.

Costs

Course fee
€ 500.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

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.

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School does not offer scholarships for this course.

More information

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

Recommended combinations
Advanced Multilevel Analysis

Registration

Application deadline: 19 June 2020