The Consortium for Advanced Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) held the last short courses for 2017 at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia, November 14-15, which included three courses in one session. The courses covered the subjects of correlation and regression, advanced multilevel analysis and text analysis.
Dr. Larry Williams, director of CARMA, taught the first course, Introduction to Correlation and Regression. Williams reviewed correlations and hypothesis testing, and continued with the basics of linear regression introducing a single predictor. This included consideration of OLS estimation and associated statistical testing. He explained the basics using a continuous predictor and used dummy variables for categorical variables. His course concluded with extension of the previous topics to the case of two predictors.
Dr. Bob Vandenberg
from the University of Georgia taught the second course, Advanced Multilevel Analysis, which is a continuation of his Introduction to Multilevel Analysis course taught at the spring 2017 Adelaide course. After reviewing the basics, Vandenberg covered how the multilevel analysis may be viewed from a structural equation modeling (SEM) perspective. He discussed topics of viewing measurement models and SEM path models within a multilevel framework, about conducting SEM multilevel analysis, and discussed analyzing increasingly complex path models. Dr. Vandenberg encouraged participants to conduct their own analysis based on his instruction.
Finally, Text Analysis, was taught by Dr. Anne Smith
, from the University of Tennessee. Her instruction on analyzing textual data included hands-on text analysis exercises. Topics covered included dictionary application, dictionary creation, template utilization and collocation analysis. Students in the course worked with textual data to explore the techniques. The exploratory approach included an in vivo, manual coding exercise and a demonstration of coding techniques using computer aided qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS).
CARMA Short Courses consistently place an emphasis on hands-on experience and on the application for the methodology aimed as skills development through equal amounts of lecture and lab-time. You can see the course content on our website at http://business.unl.edu/outreach/carma/short-courses/
View all of webcast and short course offerings at: http://business.unl.edu/outreach/carma/programs/