Postgraduate Education

The Department of Methodology and Statistics provides training for PhD candidates and other researchers. These courses are organized throughout the academic year as part of the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, or as part of the Utrecht Summer School.

 

Spring 2018

Applied Bayesian Statistics
A 5-day course on the basics of Bayesian statistics, offering hands-on experience with OpenBUGS or R and JAGS.
30 April 2018 - 04 May 2018.

Mplus: How to get started?
A compact 1-day workshop on using Mplus, how to get the syntax running, how to interpret the output and what to do with error messages.
10 April 2018.

 

Summer 2018

Introduction to Multilevel Analysis
A 3-day course on the basics of multilevel modeling, offering hands/on experience with HLM.
04 July 2018 - 06 July 2018.

Advanced Multilevel Analysis
A 3-day course on advanced topics in multilevel modelling, including categorical data analysis, missing data analysis and imputation and Bayesian inference.
09 July 2018 - 11 July 2018.

Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
A 5-day course providing the basics of SEM and hands-on experience with Mplus.
02 July 2018 - 06 July 2018.

Advanced course on using Mplus
A 5-day course for the more experienced Mplus user with a special focus on longitudinal modeling.
09 July 2018 - 13 July 2018.

Data Science: Statistical programming with R
A 5-day beginners course in doing statistical analyses with R.
16 July 2018 - 20 July 2018.
Note that if you combine this course with the other two Data Science courses we offer, you can obtain the Certificate in Methodology & Statistics of Data Science.

Data Science: Multiple imputation in practice
A 4-day course on how to appropriately handle missing data using a modern and flexible imputation technique.
23 July 2018 - 26 July 2018.
Note that if you combine this course with the other two Data Science courses we offer, you can obtain the Certificate in Methodology & Statistics of Data Science.

Data Science: Data analysis and visualisation
A 5-day course offering hands-on experience with applying data analysis and visualization techniques, both venerable and novel, using R.
30 July 2018 - 03 August 2018.
Note that if you combine this course with the other two Data Science courses we offer, you can obtain the Certificate in Methodology & Statistics of Data Science.

Applied multivariate analysis
A 10-day course offering hands-on experience with SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques.
20 August 2018 - 31 August 2018.

Survey research: Design, implementation, and data processing (in collaboration with CBS)
A 5-day course covering the essentials of survey methodology and analysis.
20 August 2018 - 24 August 2018.

Survey research: Statistical analysis and estimation (in collaboration with CBS)
A 5-day in-depth course on total survey error (i.e., coverage, sampling, nonresponse, and measurement error).
27 August 2018 - 31 August 2018.

A Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
A 5-day course gently introducing Bayesian estimation for linear regression analysis, factor analysis, mediation analysis, and longitudinal growth models.
27 August 2018 - 31 August 2018.

 

Autumn 2018

Advanced Survey Design
This course will discuss the state of the art in both the design of surveys, and the analysis of survey data. We explicitly discuss new ways to analyse text data and sensor data generated by modern surveys.
3 September 2018 – 6 September 2018.