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Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis (CPD accredited)

£195 (£140 for those from educational, government and charitable institutions) Booking required
Starts: 12 April 2018
Ends: 12 April 2018
What is it: Short course
Organiser: Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research
How much: £195 (£140 for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)
Who is it for: University staff, Adults, Current University students
Speaker: Prof. Ian Plewis

The course covers basic concepts in longitudinal design and analysis.

The morning session focuses on the strengths and methodological difficulties of the longitudinal approach such as defining longitudinal populations and target samples; levels and dimensions of change; age, period and cohort effects. There will be one small group discussion.

After lunch, we start with an overview session on the sources and causes of missing data (attrition, etc.), and how to adjust for missingness; this will be followed by another group exercise.

By the end of the course, students should have gained:

an understanding of the different ways of measuring and explaining change using longitudinal data;

an appreciation of the particular problems posed by missing data in longitudinal research;

a basic understanding of ways of adjusting for missing data and

confidence to address questions about longitudinal design and missing data.


Students should have some background in empirical social science and a basic grounding in statistical modelling, at least in linear regression.

Price: £195 (£140 for those from educational, government and charitable institutions)


Prof. Ian Plewis

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