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Remaining training sessions from methods@manchester

There are a few places remaining for the following events. Please book a place at www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/events/workshops/:

Introductory training to Eurostat website and databases

Friday 20 April 2012, 9.30am – 4.00pm
Room 4.2, Roscoe Building, University of Manchester

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions. This free workshop will provide an introduction to Eurostat’s resources.

Logit models: analysing categorical data

Friday 27 April 2012, 2 – 4pm
Hanson Room, Humanities Bridgefors Street

This session describes the theory behind logit models – a set of models that enable categorical data to be efficiently analysed. This session will look in detail at the binary logit model and also logit models for ordered and unordered categorical data (proportional-odds and multinomial logit models). Although this seminar makes use of R and the R-commander, the techniques described can be applied using any statistical software. It is recommended that participants are familiar with OLS regression.

Model selection: towards a restricted-set, multi-model procedure

Monday 30 April 2012, 2 – 4pm
Room 3.214, University Place

This session describes some of the problems commonly encountered by researchers dealing with survey and questionnaire data when selecting a model. A detailed explanation of multicollinearity is provided along with a critique of methods commonly used for model selection (eg., step-wise and all-subset selection). An alternative method for model selection is proposed that attempts to address some of the major issues. Although this seminar makes use of R and the R-commander, the techniques described can be applied using any statistical software. It is recommended that participants have some experience of regression techniques.

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