Oxford Spring School in quantitative methods for social research 2013

'Multilevel Analysis For Political Science'


Registration Closes tomorrow (26 April) for Oxford Spring School Short Course (1-2 May 2013)

Please note that there are still places available for the Oxford Spring School in Quantitative Methods for Social Research Short Course 2013.  The closing date for registration has been extended to Friday 26 April 2013 (midday).  If you just miss this deadline however, please email springschool@politics.ox.ac.uk as soon as possible, and providing we receive prompt payment for your course fees we will be able to accept you on this course.


The Spring School Short Course, entitled 'Multilevel Analysis for the Social Sciences', will run from Wednesday 1 May at 9.30am to Thursday 2 May at 6pm.


The course tutor will be Marco Steenbergen.




Wednesday May 1 - Morning
Basic Hierarchical Linear Models

What are multilevel data structures? Statistical complications arising from multilevel data. The hierarchical linear model and its interpretation. Some caveats in multilevel analysis.

Hox, Chapters 1-3.
Sets 1-2.


Wednesday May 1 - Afternoon
More Complex Hierarchical Models

Models for cross-classified and longitudinal data. Centering and its effects on model estimation and interpretation.

Hox, Chapters 4-5 and 9.
Sets 3-4.


Thursday May 2 - Morning
Multilevel Logit Models for Binary and Ordinal Dependent Variables

The binary and ordinal logit models. Extensions of the models to multilevel data structures. Interpretation through the odds ratio and predicted probabilities.

Hox, Chapters 6-7.
Sets 5 and 6.


Thursday May 2 - Afternoon
The Multilevel Multinomial Logit Model

The multinomial logit model. An extension of the model to multilevel data
structures. Interpretation through the odds ratio and predicted probabilities.

Grilli, Leonardo, and Carla Rampichini. 2007. A Multilevel Multi-
nomial Logit Model for the Analysis of Graduates' Skills. Statistical
Methods & Applications
16(3): 381-393.
Set 7.


Full details including how to register can be found at: http://springschool.politics.ox.ac.uk/courses/ss_short_May13.asp

Please do not hesitate to contact Margo Kirk should you have any questions: springschool@politics.ox.ac.uk