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Further Topics in Multivariate Analysis (FTMA)

Mon 29 Jan, Wed 31 Jan 2018

Description

This module is an extension of the three previous modules in the Basic Statistics stream, and introduces more complex and nuanced aspects of the theory and practice of mutivariate analysis. Students will learn the theory behind the methods covered, how to implement them in practice, how to interpret their results, and how to write intelligently about their findings. Half of the module is based in the lecture theatre; the other half is lab-based, in which students will work through practical exercises using the statistical software Stata.

Topics covered include:

  • Interaction effects in regression models: how to estimate these and how to interpret them
  • Marginal effects from interacted models
  • Ordered and categorical discrete dependent variable models (ordered and multinomial logit and probit)

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, BQA and DMA - in other words, you should have a good working knowledge of basic multivariate regression techniques. You will also need a good working knowledge of Stata. If you have not used Stata before, please enrol in the SSRMC's 'Introduction to Stata' module. If this is not possible, you may be able to get by with the SSRMC's 90-minute Stata materials.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 29 Jan 2018   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1 map Wels Jacques
2 Mon 29 Jan 2018   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Wels Jacques
3 Wed 31 Jan 2018   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1 map Wels Jacques
4 Wed 31 Jan 2018   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Wels Jacques
Software

Stata

Assessment
  • Online test following the final session
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

4 hours (a morning lecture and an afternoon lab session) over two days.

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Basic Statistics Stream

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