Start: Feb. 18, 2002
End: March 8, 2002
Place: Zentralarchiv, Cologne, Germany
Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung, Universitat zu Koeln
The spring seminar is a training course for social scientists interested in advanced techniques of data analysis and in the application of these techniques to data. Participants must have a sound basic knowledge of statistics as well as experience in the handling of PCs and of working with SPSS. The spring seminar comprises lectures, exercises and practical work using personal computers. While in the lectures the logic of models and the corresponding analysis strategies will be explained, during the exercises and in the practical work the participants are given the opportunity to apply these methods to data. As in the past spring seminars, the focus will be on teaching multivariate analysis techniques. In 2002 the topic is scaling and cluster analysis. In addition to this program, the participants will be provided with information about functions and services of the Zentralarchiv which is the German data archive for survey data. The seminar covers three modules of one week each, to some extent based upon one another. The courses can be booked either separately or as a block: Multidimensional Scaling, Cluster Analysis, and Correspondence Analysis.