The Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research
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Introduction to Data Analysis Part 1

Book on Introduction to Data Analysis Part 1 Dates:

2nd October 2014

19th March 2015

To book a place, please email Places will be confirmed after 1st August depending on availability

Duration: 1 day (10am — 4:30pm)
Level: Introductory
Course Fee: £195 (£140 for those from educational and charitable institutions)

CCSR offers 5 free places to research staff and students within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester and the North West Doctoral Training Centre.
Course Leader: Sarah King-Hele

Course Requirements: None

Course Summary

This course provides an introduction to the theory and methods of quantitative data analysis, focussing on the social survey. It has an emphasis on hands on learning, with a series of practical sessions using a statistical software package such as SPSS to explore the British Social Attitudes Survey Dataset.

Course Objectives

The course will:

Target Audience

The course is designed for new users of survey data and does not presume any previous knowledge or experience working with quantitative methods. It would be particularly appropriate for those who may anticipate working with a survey dataset and who wish to learn the basics of exploratory data analysis, possibly as a foundation for more advanced training. The course stands alone but is designed as precursor toIntroduction to Data Analysis 2, where the attention moves to the analysis of relationships between variables and testing hypotheses. Together the courses provide an excellent basis for moving on to training in more advanced methods such as logistic and multiple regression.

Preliminary Reading


Book on Introduction to Data Analysis Part 1

University of Manchester CCSR