Short Courses

Longitudinal analysis

9th February 2011 to 10th February 2011

Dates: 09-10/02/2011

This two day introductory course is for government social researchers and other policy related researchers and analysts 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.

Tutor: Prof Anna Vignoles


  • Introduce the longitudinal research method and longitudinal data
  • Develop a better understanding of how longitudinal research can answer key policy questions, in a number of policy areas
  • Appreciate the strengths and limitations of longitudinal research
  • Introduce a number of key longitudinal studies

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'.

Venue: Institute of Education

Cost: £525 (or you can pay just £900 for both Longitudinal Analysis and Longitudinal Modelling courses)

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is offering training bursaries up to £1,000 to enable staff in the UK social science community engaged in research, teaching research methods or supervising research to update their skills. Contract researchers working in HEIs are also eligible for the bursaries. Please note that the bursary scheme is open for applications throughout the year i.e. there are no deadlines for applications. Find here further information about the bursaries and to apply.

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