There are still a number of places left on the upcoming courses on social statistics, demography and population estimating at the Centre for Census and Survey Research (www.ccsr.ac.uk) at the University of Manchester. See http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/courses/list/
Statistics for Small Samples – 29th May
The course aims to cover bivariate statistical tests for a variety of situation. The basic material of t-test is enriched by adding methods for the comparison of the distribution (or a mean) in cases where the variable is not normally distributed The participants learn to critically assess the validity of claims to statistical inference (from sample to population) in small-N and medium-N situations. Helpful examples are provided in the form of primary survey data from the Young Lives Programme data on care-givers of children born in the year 2000 in four countries, and from a large employment dataset.
Causal Modelling in Stata – 6th June
Many analysts move from simple regression to more complex causal modelling as their professional life develops. This course introduces basic techniques that are helpful for making statistical inferences in the intermediate level models: using a ‘long’ format panel data set; applying regression to panel data; drawing out causal interpretations. The course will also cover some causal concepts, describe statistical approaches to causal inference, give worked examples of regression models, and give hands-on experience in applied causal analysis using STATA.
For more information and to book please go to http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/courses/list/