Intensive Longitudinal Methods, October 2015

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

Temple entrance 2Time and Place. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m.on Friday, October 23, in room 606 at Temple University Center City, 1515 Market St., Philadelphia, PA. If possible, try to arrive about 10 minutes earlier to check in and get organized. Class will end around 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The entrance to Temple University is not actually on Market St., but on the opposite side of the building on a pedestrian walkway (see picture at left). Please have a photo ID available to show the security guard.

If you’re walking from the Club Quarters Hotel, go right on Chestnut St. and then left on 16th St. After you cross Market St., turn right immediately after the first building (Firstrust Bank at 1515 Market). Walk about 1/2 block and look for the Temple sign.

Driving Directions to Temple Center City
Directions to Club Quarters Hotel

Parking. We recommend using public transportation. All Philadelphia trains and subway systems converge on the City Hall area. But if you must drive, we suggest the underground AutoPark at JFK Plaza, which is less than a 5 minute walk from TUCC. Enter by driving north on 16th St from Market St. When you get to Arch St., turn right and immediately take the down ramp into the garage. The rate should be $16 on Friday and $11 on Saturday. Alternatively, go east on the Ben Franklin Parkway. At 16th St, bear left onto Arch St. and take the down ramp into the garage.

Computers. This is a hands-on seminar with lots of exercises. Participants should bring their own laptops on which they have installed full or trial versions of SPSS and Mplus. There will be a brief Mplus tutorial for the purposes of this workshop. The seminar will also show participants where they can find equivalent code for conducting the analyses (where possible) in R, Stata, and STAN. Attendees can follow along with the examples in the workshop handout or conduct analyses on their own laptops.

Please have programs installed on computer prior to seminar. A power outlet will be provided at each seat, internet access is not guaranteed.

Materials. An email with additional downloads will go out later this week. 

Food. No food or beverage will be served in this course. If you need coffee, soda, or snacks, we recommend the Express Breakfast & Lunch, across the pedestrian walkway from the entrance to Temple and a little to the right. That store won’t be open on Saturday, so you can go to 7-11 which is located in the same building, but to the left and around the corner. In addition, a new Barnes & Nobles Cafe that serves Starbucks coffee has opened on the ground floor of the Temple building. The Cafe is open on Friday and Saturday.  

For lunch, there are many restaurants in the immediate area. There are two nearby food courts that offer a variety of options:

Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut St.

Comcast Center Market
1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

You are welcome to bring your own laptop computer, and outlets will be provided at each seat. 

If you need additional information, please give us a call (610-642-1941) or send an e-mail message to