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Livestream Seminar

Multilevel and Mixed Models Using R

A 4-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

Stephen Vaisey
Course Dates:

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 –
Friday, July 29, 2022

Schedule:

10:30am-12:30pm ET (New York time): Live session via Zoom
1:30pm-3:00pm ET: Live session via Zoom

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 July 26, we are offering this seminar as a 4-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. Participants are encouraged to join the lecture live, but will have the opportunity to view the recorded session later in the day if they are unable to attend at the scheduled time

*We understand that scheduling is difficult during this unpredictable time. 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.

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"The explanations were thorough and understandable."

“The explanations were thorough and understandable. Stephen has a way of making sense of what you are doing and why, so engagement in the course is very easy.”

 

Lynette Vernon

Edith Cowan University

"... he was very helpful in addressing students’ questions..."

“I appreciated the lecturer’s focus on providing the reasons why mixed models should be used and clarifying with examples “where” the variance may lie. Also, he was very helpful in addressing students’ questions and indicating the complexity of this topic due to terminology that varies across fields.”

Luisa Mimmi

Ministry of Finance

“Steve was engaging and provided a solid conceptual foundation of MLM."

“Steve was engaging and provided a solid conceptual foundation of MLM. Working through examples and interpretations of results was helpful.”

Rachel Siciliano

Vanderbilt University

"Dr. Vaisey’s teaching style made the course enjoyable..."

“I took Dr. Vaisey’s Multilevel and Mixed Models Using R workshop remotely, watching the Zoom lectures. Even through this truly remote course, Dr. Vaisey’s teaching style made the course enjoyable and incredibly informative and helpful. His emphasis on ensuring we understood the fundamentals of MLMs as opposed to just learning R code or “what can I do with my dataset” gave me a strong foundation of understanding MLMs, their applications, and interpretations. Dr. Vaisey also worked through “office hours” or lab sessions in which he applied MLMs to examine a dataset and answer research questions, and altogether the lectures and labs reinforced learning in a structured way. I couldn’t recommend this course with Dr. Vaisey any more strongly!”

Jean Ho

University of California, Irvine

"I came out of this course feeling much more confident in multilevel and mixed model analysis.”

“Dr. Vaisey was an amazing instructor. He explained complex models clearly and practically and in a way in which I could also apply the information to my own research. I came out of this course feeling much more confident in multilevel and mixed model analysis.”

Tara Powell

University of Illinois

“The in-depth explanations from the lecturer were great."

“The in-depth explanations from the lecturer were great. His passion for teaching reflected in very practical examples, which were extremely helpful. Many thanks to Stephen!”

Janja Snoj Tratnik

Jozef Stefan Institute