Courses, 10/11 June, Institute of Education London

Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and Anders Skrondal will teach a one-day course on "Multilevel and Longitudinal Modelling" in central London on 10 June, followed the next day by an optional hands-on course using Stata. See below for details.

Inquiries to: Sarah Patel, S.Patel@ioe.ac.uk
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See also http://www.ioe.ac.uk/research/16369.html

Course 1: Multilevel and Longitudinal Modelling

10 June 2010, 10am-17:30pm
Institute of Education (near the British Museum)
20 Bedford Way (Main Building), WLE Center, Level 4

The course introduces models for clustered data, such as students nested in schools, or repeated measures/panel waves nested in subjects. We start with linear random-intercept models for continuous responses before introducing random coefficients and higher levels of nesting. Logistic random effects models for dichotomous responses will be considered next. We will also briefly discuss alternative approaches such as fixed-effects models and generalized estimating equations. Examples will come from a variety of disciplines including social science and medicine. This course emphasizes understanding of multilevel and related models and interpretation of parameter estimates, but does not teach any particular software. Course participants should be familiar with linear and logistic regression.

Course 2: Multilevel and Longitudinal Modelling using Stata

11 June 2010, 10am-16:00pm
Institute of Education (near the British Museum)
20 Bedford Way (Main Building), Computer Room, Library

In this hands-on course in a computer lab, we show how to use Stata to estimate the models discussed in the course on "Multilevel and Longitudinal Modelling" (course 1). After we have introduced the commands for a given model type, participants will do exercises with different datasets, followed by a discussion of the solutions. The estimation commands covered include xtreg, xtmixed, xtlogit, xtgee and some gllamm. Some useful tools for data preparation, post-estimation and graphics will also be discussed. The prerequisite for this course is a basic knowledge of Stata and having attended course 1.

The courses are organised by the ADMIN node (Institute of Education) of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods.

Course fees (per course), including lunch and coffee/tea

  • £30 - For UK registered Students
  • £60 - For Staff from UK academic institutions, ESRC funded researchers and registered charity organisations
  • £220 - For all other participants

How to get there

Both courses take place in the main building of the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL. See Directions


Sophia Rabe-Hesketh (Berkeley and Institute of Education) and Anders Skrondal (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) have written several books and many papers and chapters on multilevel and longitudinal modeling; They have taught successful courses on these topics at the University of California at Berkeley and the London School of Economics and many short-courses worldwide.