Short Courses

Longitudinal analysis

8th February 2012 to 10th February 2012

The Research Methods short courses run from 09.30 to 17.00 each day and at the main Institute of Education building at 20 Bedford Way.

For detailed information on the courses and booking information, please see the IOE Research Methods Short Course Programme

Longitudinal analysis

2 days | 8–9 Feb 2012 | £525
(fee for both courses 'Longitudinal modelling' and 'Longitudinal analysis': £900)

Tutor: Professors John Micklewright and Ingrid Schoon

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.

A basic level of statistical awareness is expected for this course.

The course will cover:

  • Longitudinal data
  • Cohort data
  • Panel data
  • Attrition
  • Recall bias
  • Causality
  • First difference models

Expected outcomes of this course:

This course provides an introduction to longitudinal research methods and longitudinal data.

By the end of the course students will have:

  • developed a better understanding of how longitudinal research can answer key policy questions;
  • understood the strengths and limitations of longitudinal data;
  • understood the strengths and weaknesses of longitudinal research designs.

What previous students said about this course:

'Very well organised'

'This is exactly what I needed. The content was perfect.'

'I liked the interactive points and discussions.'

'A big topic but a good intro.'