Causal Mediation Analysis, October 2017

For Participants: Here are materials and information that will help you get ready for the seminar.

Time and Place. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 13, in the Public Garden room, Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02199. The Public Garden room is located on the 5th floor. There will be signage in the lobby directing you to the room. If possible, try to arrive about 10 minutes earlier to check in and get organized. Class will end around 5:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. 

Transportation. Directions to the hotel can be found here. Valet parking is available at the hotel for a special discounted event rate of $38 per car; however, this rate is not valid for overnight valet parking. More information can be found on the hotel’s website. Parking is also available at the self-park Prudential Center garage connected to the hotel; rate information can be found here. Please note that the self-park lot is not affiliated with the Sheraton Boston Hotel. 

Digital Materials. Materials for download are available here. Please complete all downloads and save in a folder on your computer prior to the course.  

Macros in SPSS and R are accessible here, but SPSS and R will not be directly supported by the instructor.

Computers. This is a hands-on course with at least one hour each day devoted to carefully structured and supervised assignments. To do the exercises, you will need to bring your own laptop computer with a recent version of SAS or Stata or SPSS or R. 

You will have access to power outlets and WiFi. 

Food. We will serve coffee and tea in the morning and sodas in the afternoon. There is a Starbucks located in the lobby of the hotel.   

Here are a couple places to pick-up lunch or snack: 

  • Wendy’s (.2 miles)- 153 Massachusetts Avenue. 
  • Pho Basil (.2 miles)- Causal Thai and Vietnamese food. 177 Massachusetts Avenue.
  • B. GOOD (.2 miles)- Healthy seasonal fare. 137 Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Boston Market (.3 miles)- 245 Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Whole Foods (.4 miles)- 15 Westland Avenue.

If you need additional information, please give us a call at (1-610-715-0115) or send an e-mail message to