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Doing Multivariate Analysis (DMA-3)

Wed 21 Nov, Wed 28 Nov 2018

Description

This module will introduce you to the theory and practice of multivariate analysis, covering Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and logistic regressions. You will learn how to read published results critically, to do simple multivariate modelling yourself, and to interpret and write about your results intelligently.

Half of the module is based in the lecture theatre, and covers the theory behind multivariate regression; the other half is lab-based, in which students will work through practical exercises using statistical software.

To get the most out of the course, you should also expect to spend some time between sessions having fun by building your own statistical models.

Prerequisites
  • You should have a reasonable knowledge of the basic statistical material covered in FiAS and BQA.
  • You will need a working knowledge of Stata. If you haven't learned Stata elsewhere, you have three options: (1) download the materials from "90-minute Stata" and work through them yourself; (2) email the SSRMC Administrator to ask whether a space is available for the first of the FiAS lab sessions, where Stata is introduced (3) enrol in the SSRMC's 'Introduction to Stata' module.
Sessions

Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 21 Nov 2018   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4 map Dr Wels Jacques
2 Wed 21 Nov 2018   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Dr Wels Jacques
3 Wed 28 Nov 2018   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4 map Dr Wels Jacques
4 Wed 28 Nov 2018   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Dr Wels Jacques
Software

Stata

Assessment
  • Online quizzes are provided for you to check your own progress
  • There is an online open-book test at the end of the module
  • The test is compulsory for some students – please check with your Department
Reading List

Available on the module's Moodle page.

How to Book

Please complete the Basic Statistics Stream booking request form on the SSRMC website
https://www.ssrmc.group.cam.ac.uk/bookings/basic-statistics-stream-booking

Duration

8 hours over 2 weeks (4 hours lectures; 4 hours lab)

Frequency

1 morning lecture and 1 afternoon lab session per week, for 2 weeks

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Theme
Basic Statistics Stream

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