A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Bayesian Data Analysis.Many fields of science are transitioning from null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) to Bayesian data analysis. Bayesian analysis provides rich information about the relative credibility of all candidate parameter values for any descriptive model of the data, without reference to p values.
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Social Network Analysis using R and Rsiena.This summer institute is designed primarily for researchers who are interested in conducting social network research, particularly those who are embarking upon it for the first time.
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Applied Latent Class Analysis & Finite Mixture Modeling.This five-day camp is an intensive short seminar in the fundamentals of finite mixture modeling. Finite mixture models are a type of latent variable model that express the overall distribution of one or more variables as a mixture of a finite number of component distributions.
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Multilevel Modeling.Everything is nested, so you need something more than multiple regression or analysis of variance to get the job done! Nested data structures can include students within classrooms, professionals within corporations, patients within hospitals, or repeated observations from the same person. Multilevel modeling (MLM) is built to handle this kind of data. You will use real datasets and the R software environment to learn how to analyze multilevel data sets and interpret results of multilevel models.
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis.Trying to get that grant or contract?! You need to have a rigorous, evidence-based plan to secure that funding. Almost all non-scientific evaluations will be unawarded or quickly dismissed. You need to assess your research project or program by conducting a rigorous evaluation of it. Fields such as sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from the seminar.
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on SEM Foundations & Extended Applications.Do you want to take your measurement to the latent level? Well, this is it, you have found it, the foundation to what you need to know for latent variable modeling - structural equation modeling (SEM)! Most campers report their prior training was insufficient and/or outdated. We will introduce you to the current techniques and advances in SEM as well as guide you through the steps to ‘craft’ an exquisite SEM model.
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Intro to Data Mining and Machine Learning.An intermediate 5-day course introducing several popular data mining approaches such as regression based methods (ridge and lasso regularized regression, regression splines), tree methods (random forests, boosted trees), and support vector machines, and their application to empirical data.
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Longitudinal SEM.Do you have repeated measurements? Have you collected data over multiple timepoints? Do you need help designing your longitudinal study? If so, this is your course! Let us help you appropriately design your longitudinal study and analyze your data in the SEM latent variable framework using Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling (LSEM). This framework will allow you more flexibility in evaluating your research questions over time as well as test assumptions that traditional techniques like ANOVA ignore.
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Multivariate Statistical Modeling using R.An introductory 5-day course on using R software for common analytic methods in behavioral and social sciences. Topics covered include, regression, mediation and moderation, multilevel modeling (MLM), factor analysis and structural equation modeling (SEM).
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Advanced Structural Equation Modeling: Bayesian SEM.You have a good to great understanding of structural equation modeling (SEM), maybe you have been doing traditional SEM for years, but you’ve began a project where your observations are not normally distributed, you have a small sample size, or even worse – your model is not converging! What do you do now? Bayesian SEM is your next step!
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Mediation and Moderation.Great! You have an idea you’re interested in, now what? You may even have a theory that X will predict Y, but the more important question, the question that we really what to know is, why does X predict Y, or when does X predict Y. Modeling these mechanisms of change are where Mediation and/or Moderation become your methodological hero!
A comprehensive 5-day Stats Camp seminar on Multilevel SEM with xxM.This seminar teaches skills necessary to conduct analysis of complex multilevel data-structures using xxM from an n-Level Structural Equation Modeling (NL-SEM) perspective. The n-Level structural equation modeling framework is compatible for both conventional and non-standard data-structures. Currently aspects of such non-standard data can be handled within most MLM or ML-SEM packages, but do not scale well with increasingly complex data-structures.