Short Courses

Longitudinal modelling

2nd March 2011 to 3rd March 2011

Dates: 02-03/03/2011 

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.

Tutor: Prof Anna Vignoles


  • Apply the different methods of longitudinal analysis covered in the course
  • Conduct valid statistical analysis of longitudinal models using specified data and software packages (e.g. SPSS/STATA)
  • 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
  • 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'

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. For further information about the bursaries and to apply please see

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