Categorical Data Analysis for Social Scientists

Dr. Brendan Halpin

Registration F1030 Foundation Building University of Limerick 10:00 :: 14th May 2012

FEE: Registered students UL €50
Registered Students Other Universities €75
Academics & Researchers Educational €150
Participants from Non-Educational €250
Registration to
Queries to; 061-213147

Applications are invited for a two-day workshop on Categorical Data Analysis for Social Scientists, May 14 and 15, 2012. The course is aimed at social science researchers (PhD students, academics and others) who have a grounding in quantitative methods and wish to improve their categorical data analysis skills. The course will combine theory and practice, with hands-on sessions using Stata. The key topics covered will include:
• association in nominal and ordinal categorical data: tests and measures
• logistic regression: regression models for binary outcomes
• multinomial logistic regression: regression for multiple-category outcomes
• ordinal logistic regression: regression for ordered outcomes
• Overview of special topics such as
– models for count data: poisson regression and related models, loglinear models
– models for duration data – hazard rate modelling
– correspondence analysis marginal effects in logistic regression

The course will draw on Long and Freese (2006), Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables Using Stata, and Agresti (2007), Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis. Participants should have a good grounding in basic statistics, up to and including a working knowledge of multiple regression. Experience with statistical software (not necessarily Stata) will be an advantage.

The fee covers participation and materials, but not lunch or accommodation.
Registration to; registration deadline April 30.

All Welcome


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