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Multilevel and Mixed Models Using R - Online Course

A 3-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

Stephen Vaisey
Course Dates:

Thursday, March 28 –
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Schedule: All sessions are held live via Zoom. All times are ET (New York time).

10:00am-12:30pm (convert to your local time)
1:30pm-3:30pm

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Multilevel models are a class of regression models for data that have a hierarchical (or nested) structure. Common examples of such data structures are students nested within schools or classrooms, patients nested within hospitals, or survey respondents nested within countries.

Using regression techniques that ignore this hierarchical structure (such as ordinary least squares) can lead to incorrect results because such methods assume that all observations are independent. Perhaps more important, using inappropriate techniques (like pooling or aggregating) prevents researchers from asking substantively interesting questions about how processes work at different levels.

Starting March 28, we are offering this seminar as a 3-day synchronous*, livestream workshop held via the free video-conferencing software Zoom. Each day will consist of two lecture sessions which include hands-on exercises, separated by a 1-hour break. You are encouraged to join the lecture live, but will have the opportunity to view the recorded session later in the day if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

*We understand that finding time to participate in livestream courses can be difficult. If you prefer, you may take all or part of the course asynchronously. The video recordings will be made available within 24 hours of each session and will be accessible for four weeks after the seminar, meaning that you will get all of the class content and discussions even if you cannot participate synchronously. 

Closed captioning is available for all live and recorded sessions. Live captions can be translated to a variety of languages including Spanish, Korean, and Italian. For more information, click here.

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"Dr. Vaisey started from simple concepts, emphasizing the principles, then built on them."

“I enjoyed Dr. Vaisey’s personable teaching style. He started from simple concepts, emphasizing the principles, then built on them. He was also very responsive to questions and made the course highly interactive.”

Tom Tolbert

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“The instructor was very engaging, personable, and explained things very well.”

“The instructor was very engaging, personable, and explained things very well.”

Kylie Getz

Rutgers University

"Dr. Vaisey was able to explain things in a simple, straightforward fashion..."

“Terrific course! Dr. Vaisey was able to explain things in a simple, straightforward fashion and I appreciated the practical examples.”

Lauren Ilano

California State University, Office of the Chancellor

“Dr. Vaisey is a superb educator. He explained concepts in a clear and concise manner while adding in bits of humor."

“Dr. Vaisey is a superb educator. He explained concepts in a clear and concise manner while adding in bits of humor. I liked that he was quick to answer all questions and he was thorough in explaining the MLM models and the coding.”

Alice Daugherty

The University of Alabama

"Dr. Stephen Vaisey simplified complicated methods and was extremely easy to follow."

“The delivery style of the instructor was amazing! Dr. Stephen Vaisey simplified complicated methods and was extremely easy to follow. I am fan now! I also appreciate the fact that the Zoom recordings were sent out within a short duration after each session. It helped me to follow the course each day if I was unable to attend. Also, I was happy to see the Slack community discussion.”

Amandeep Kaur

UIUC

“I liked that this course was fast-paced, discrete, and worked well online.”

“I liked that this course was fast-paced, discrete, and worked well online. The instructor was knowledgeable, experienced, and engaging.”

Brian Gratwicke

Smithsonian Institution

“Dr. Vaisey’s fun teaching style made this course very interesting!"

“Dr. Vaisey’s fun teaching style made this course very interesting! There were a lot of examples and application of knowledge to many associations between different concepts which made it quite easy to follow and understand.”

Sebastian Saur

Heidelberg

“I appreciated the clear and effective explanations of Professor Vaisey.”

“I appreciated the clear and effective explanations of Professor Vaisey. Doing the course asynchronously allowed me to stop and make sure I understood and could replicate every lesson. This really enhanced my learning.”

 

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Australian National University