Western Summer Institute on Longitudinal Data Analysis
Rajulton Fernando, Alain Gagnon, Piotr Wilk, Bradley Corbett
May 19-23, 2009
This training starts with an overview of longitudinal analysis and follows through with specific techniques for categorical data including Transition Models, Mixed-effects Models, Latent Class and Latent Transition Models, Time to Event or Survival Models and Growth Curve Models. Morning sessions (9:00 AM -12:00 Noon) are lectures and illustrations, and afternoon session (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM) are hands-on lab work with relevant data using STATA and other software.
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Chief, General Social Surveys, Statistics Canada
April 3, 2009
How has the General Social Survey improved our knowledge about Canadian society over the past 20 years? On the occasion of the General Social Surveys’ 20th anniversary, Statistics Canada developed a historical database to facilitate research on trends in Health; Time use; Victimization; Education, work and retirement; Family; Access and use of information communication technology; Social support and aging; and Social engagement. The presentation will provide information on what the database can offer and how it can be accessed.
From SPSS to STATA
February 2, 2009
The procedure on how to use STATA after having done statistical analysis with SPSS will be illustrated with various examples focusing on Bootstrap weights. This will also serve as a preparation towards the Western Summer Institute on Longitudinal Data Analysis (see below).
Data Access at the Research Data Centre
Roderic Beaujot and Bradley Corbett
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This inaugural session covers the data available at the Research Data Centre and the procedures on how to access the data. The last half hour will be a planning forum inviting suggestions on data and statistical techniques trainings to be pursued in the Series.