Research Methods and Statistics Summer School


Ulster University, Coleraine Campus: 29th August-13th September 2019

The School of Psychology at Ulster University will be hosting a Research Methods and Statistics Summer School for the Behavioural and Social Sciences during August-September 2019.

The Summer School comprises six short courses. Each short course will include lecture and workshop components to facilitate a conceptual understanding and to provide hands-on experience of data analysis using standard software.

These short courses are designed both for participants interested in developing basic research and analytic skills and those wanting to gain more advanced statistical and analytic knowledge.

Course instructors are experienced academics with substantial expertise in quantitative research methods.


Structure and Content

The Summer School allows attendees to select a short-course best suited to their current analytic requirements, while at the same time offering the opportunity to expand and build their expertise by taking a series of linked short-courses.

For example, a participant can learn about regression and factor analysis models, prior to taking the more advanced short-course on latent variable modelling.

For the extremely keen novice researcher, it is possible to take all of the short-courses to cumulatively build their research and statistics skills over the Summer School period.

To get the most out of the Summer School, participants are encouraged to consider the content of each short-course closely and to decide if they have the requisite background knowledge.

To help inform your short-course selection, instructors have provided a description of the short-course and a list of desired prerequisites.

Each short-course will also provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss their own data and be offered advice on appropriate forms of analysis.

Attendees will also be provided with a take-home memory stick containing the learning materials used during the short-course and a certificate of attendance.

Summer School 2019 booking is now closed.

Delegates will receive an email confirming details of their chosen course(s) in the week prior to the course starting.

Closing date for applications was 30th June 2019.


Information on Short Courses

**NEW for 2019**

  • Short Course 1

    Introduction to R (with applications to network analysis)

    Dates: 29th-30th August 2019

    Course Instructor: Dr Juliana Gerard and Dr Eoin McElroy

  • Short Course 2

    Descriptive and Inferential Statistics in SPSS

    Dates: 2nd-3rd September 2019

    Course Instructor: Dr James Houston

  • Short Course 3

    General Linear Model with applications to ANOVA, Regression Analysis and Factor Analysis

    Dates: 4th-6th September 2019

    Course Instructors: Dr John Mallett, Professor Jamie Murphy and Professor Gary Adamson

  • Short Course 4

    An Introduction to Latent Variable Modelling

    Dates: 9th-10th September 2019

    Course Instructor: Professor Mark Shevlin

  • Short Course 5

    An Introduction to Latent Class Analysis

    Date: 11th September 2019

    Course Instructor: Dr Orla McBride

  • Short Course 6

    Analysing Longitudinal Data: Using Latent Variable Models to Assess Change

    Dates: 12th-13th September 2019

    Course Instructor: Professor Gary Adamson


Accreditation

Summer School attendees  have two options for accredited continuing professional development (CPD) available to them linked to the short course content:

The PgCert is delivered via blended learning on a full-time or part-time basis, allowing students to continue their studies online after the Summer School. More information is provided in the video below.

If you require any additional information in relation to the accredited training options, please contact Dr Orla McBride using the contact details below.


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Course Instructors

If you require any additional information, please feel free to contact Dr Orla McBride.


Analysing Longitudinal Data - View the Analysing Longitudinal Data course page

This course links statistical modelling concepts and data analysis to establish a firm knowledge of statistical models to analyse longitudinal data.

Part-time Postgraduate Short course and CPD

Year of entry: 2019/20

Coleraine campus

Foundations in Data Analysis using SPSS - View the Foundations in Data Analysis using SPSS course page

This course introduces methodological concepts and data analysis techniques necessary to develop an understanding of conducting scientific research.

Part-time Postgraduate Short course and CPD

Year of entry: 2019/20

Coleraine campus

Introduction to Latent Variable Modelling - View the Introduction to Latent Variable Modelling course page

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to specify and test a range of statistical models within a LVM framework.

Part-time Postgraduate Short course and CPD

Year of entry: 2019/20

Coleraine campus

Introduction to the General Linear Model - View the Introduction to the General Linear Model course page

This course provides participants with a firm working knowledge of a wide range of statistical models.

Part-time Postgraduate Short course and CPD

Year of entry: 2019/20

Coleraine campus

Principles of Research Design - View the Principles of Research Design course page

The aim of this course is to facilitate participants to become informed consumers and producers of research.

Part-time Postgraduate Short course and CPD

Year of entry: 2019/20

PgCert
Quantitative Methods for the Behavioural and Social Sciences - View the Quantitative Methods for the Behavioural and Social Sciences course page

Short-term, flexible and focused training in quantitative research methods, data analysis, and statistics, for aspiring and developing researchers.

Full-time Postgraduate course

Year of entry: 2019/20

Coleraine campus

PgCert
Quantitative Methods for the Behavioural and Social Sciences - View the Quantitative Methods for the Behavioural and Social Sciences course page

Short-term, flexible and focused training in quantitative research methods, data analysis, and statistics, for aspiring and developing researchers.

Part-time Postgraduate course

Year of entry: 2019/20

Coleraine campus

PgCert
Quantitative Methods for the Behavioural and Social Sciences - View the Quantitative Methods for the Behavioural and Social Sciences course page

Short-term, flexible and focused training in quantitative research methods, data analysis, and statistics, for aspiring and developing researchers.

Full-time Postgraduate course

Year of entry: 2020/21

Coleraine campus

PgCert
Quantitative Methods for the Behavioural and Social Sciences - View the Quantitative Methods for the Behavioural and Social Sciences course page

Short-term, flexible and focused training in quantitative research methods, data analysis, and statistics, for aspiring and developing researchers.

Part-time Postgraduate course

Year of entry: 2020/21

Coleraine campus

Survey Methodology - View the Survey Methodology course page

This course will enhance participants’ knowledge of all aspects of survey methodology.

Part-time Postgraduate Short course and CPD

Year of entry: 2019/20