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  • CLS conference 2015

    16th March 2015 9:00 to 17:00

    CALL FOR PAPERS | Deadline extended to Monday 1 December 2014 at 17:00.

    This conference will showcase research using cohort data, covering a broad range of themes relating to the life course.

  • MCS Introductory Webinar

    25th November 2014 10:00 to 12:00


    This webinar introduces the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) to both first-time and more experienced data users, and looks at the most recent data from the age 11 survey.

  • 6th Annual European DDI User Conference

    2nd December 2014 to 3rd December 2014

    EDDI14 is organised jointly by the IOE - Institute of Education, University of London, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labour.

  • Impact evaluation methods: Part 1

    14th January 2015 to 15th January 2015

    This two-day course explains the use of experimental and quasi-experimental methods in evaluating economic and social policy. It addresses how these methods can be used most effectively and how best to understand and appraise other researchers’ uses of them.

  • Impact evaluation methods: Part 2

    4th February 2015 to 5th February 2015

    This two-day course follows on from Impact evaluation methods: Part 1; drawing on the evaluation framework this covered, with practical examples and an optional computer session.

  • Longitudinal analysis

    11th February 2015 to 12th February 2015

    This two-day introductory course is for students who want to know more about longitudinal data and research design, and how longitudinal data and research can be used to answer key policy questions. It forms the first two days of the four day MSc module on ‘Longitudinal Research and Analysis’, but can be taken as a stand-alone course.

  • Longitudinal modelling

    4th March 2015 to 5th March 2015

    This two day advanced course aims to provide the methodological and technical skills required to understand the role that longitudinal data can play in the analysis and evaluation of government and other policy interventions. It is intended as a follow on from the Longitudinal analysis course. A basic level of statistical awareness is required.

  • International comparisons of educational attainment

    23rd April 2015 to 24th April 2015

    This two-day course aims to develop a systematic understanding, and a critical awareness, of current issues surrounding international comparisons.

  • Data reduction and latent variable models

    17th June 2015 to 18th June 2015

    This course provides students with an understanding of, and gives them practice in, the use of data reduction techniques and non-regression based analysis methods such as principal component analysis and factor analysis.

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