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This is a list of advanced (postgraduate level) courses on statistics, aimed at psychologists and social scientists. I often see and receive requests for information about such courses, so I have decided to create one here. There are two types of course here - summer schools, with a set of courses, and software related courses, usually run by the people that sell the program, however, if you can understand how to do, say SEM, in one program, its relatively straightforward to do it with another program.
Summer Schools and Programs
Essex Social Science Data Analysis Summer SchoolTakes place in July and August every year in Essex. Courses usually last two weeks, and vary slightly from year to year. Courses usually include Theory of Regression (I teach that one), multilevel modelling, structural equation modelling, and a range of advanced regression courses.
Website is at: www.essex.ac.uk/methods
Ulster Summer School on Research Methods and StatisticsCovers regression, multilevel models, structural equation models, latent class analysis. Full programme lasts two weeks, and each course lasts a few days. There's a brochure (PDF format) here: http://www.science.ulster.ac.uk/research/psychology/nishs/research_summer_school.pdf
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)The ICPSR run a series of courses on Quantitative Methods of Social Research, both introductory and advanced. These are held all over the US, and last 2-5 days (I took a course in 2005 on Latent Growth Modelling, and it was very good, but they assumed you were reasonable at SEM, and could use a program without much help if they told you the model.) UK universities are members of the ICPSR, so you pay the member fee.
Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey ResearchDo a whole range of courses. Of particular interest are the Structural equation modelling with Mplus course (3 days) (taught by Graham Dunn, Andrew Pickles and Tim Croudace) and the multilevel modelling course (1 day, taught by Mark Tranmer), using MlwiN.
Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI)S3RI run a series of courses, on things like survey design, longitudinal data analysis, and questionnaire design. There's more information on their website at http://www.s3ri.soton.ac.uk/cass/
Software Related Courses
AMOSSPSS (who are now the sole distributors of AMOS) run courses as part of their training programs. These happen in lots of different places, and usually last for 2 days.
EQSMultivariate Software, Inc, who distribute EQS run occasional 2 day workshops on EQS. These are usually held either in the US or Europe (often Barcelona, Spain).
HLMHLM, used for hierachical linear modelling, also known as multilevel modelling, is distributed by Scientific Software , who run courses taking three days, twice a year in Chicago.
Website : www.ssicentral.com/workshops/hlm.html
LISRELLISREL, which does structural equation modelling, but can also do a bit of is produced by Scientific Software , who run courses taking three days, twice a year in Chicago.
MlwiNThe Centre for Multilevel Modelling, who produce MlwiN, run workshops lasting three days, every now and then (as far as I can tell).
MplusMplus is distributed y Muthén and Muthén who run 5 day courses in both Europe and the USA, although you can attend for any number of days. (I took one of these in 2002 - it was fairly hard work, but very useful). You can also watch a series of courses (in video) on the web at: www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/seminars/ed231e/ - I've always found that too much like hard work.
You got others that I don't know about? Send me an email: email@example.com