Master students Methodology and Statistics
In this course the focus will be on the analysis of categorical data. The course starts with basic theory on contingency tables and distributions for categorical data. Then from the general framework of Generalized Linear Models special cases are developed like logistic regression, multinomial logistic regression and log-linear models. Software, model selection and interpretation will be discussed for the models.
After this introduction attention shifts to models for longitudinal categorical data, where we distinguish between marginal, transitional and subject specific models.
- Acquires a general overview of statistical models for categorical data analysis;
- Learns statistical software for categorical data analysis;
- Acquires an overview of current research topics for categorical data.
Categorical Data Analysis (2012-2013):
Mode of instruction
Graded assignments and a written exam.
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Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl
Agresti, A. (2007). An introduction to categorical data analyis (Second Edition). Wiley.
Students need to enrol for the course via uSis on the master’s introduction and course enrolment day that takes place at the start of each semester. Please, consult the master’s agenda Psychology.
Students must register for each examination. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in an exam
Dr. H.M. Worku
Tel.: +31 (0)71 527 6623