Short Courses

Longitudinal modelling

29th February 2012 to 2nd March 2012

The Research Methods short courses run from 09.30 to 17.00 each day 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 modelling 

2 days | 29 Feb - 1 Mar 2012 |  £525
(fee for both courses 'Longitudinal modelling' and 'Longitudinal analysis': £900)

Tutor: Professors John Micklewright and Ingrid Schoon

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 other policy interventions. It is intended as a follow on from the longitudinal analysis course.

The course will cover:

  • Longitudinal research design
  • Panel data methods
  • First difference models
  • Fixed effect models
  • Causality

Expected outcomes of this course:

This course will apply different methods of longitudinal analysis to the problem of policy evaluation. By the end of the course students will:

  • gain experience of undertaking statistical analyses of longitudinal models using specified data and software packages (e.g. SPSS/STATA);
  • be able to critically evaluate others' use of these methods;
  • understand the different ways of designing a longitudinal survey and which are appropriate to particular data collection needs;
  • critically analyse research studies and policy evaluations that have used longitudinal data;
  • be able to design an evaluation using longitudinal data.

What previous students said about this course:

'I really enjoyed the course and it worked really well as a follow up to the first two days.'

'Very interesting and well focused presentations.'

'Excellent to have all content given in slides collated into bound guide.'

'All questions answered-lecturers open to give help at every opportunity.'