Postgraduate Course: Multivariate Statistics and Methodology using R (PSYL11054)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This semester long course provides an advanced level overview of statistical analysis techniques and methodology issues relevant to psychological research.
The course builds on the concepts and skills developed in Univariate Statistics and Methodology using R.
It is taught using a combination of lab and lecture sessions and focuses on techniques used by students following Masters programmes in Psychology and Linguistics and researchers practising in these areas.
- Linear Mixed Effects Modelling (5 lectures)
- Structural Equation Modelling
- Factor Analysis (1 lecture)
- Confirmatory Factor Analysis (1 lecture)
- Path Analysis & Structural Equation Modelling (3 lectures)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||20% quizzes and 80% written report
||Lab practicals that provide direct feedback on exercises and queries. Q&A sessions held once a week with course Teaching Assistants.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- conduct linear mixed effects models in R
- conduct data reduction in R
- conduct structural equation modeling in R
|Neither section of this course directly follows a single text. Below are a list of references which are indicative of content of the course.|
Linear Mixed Effects Models:
Mirman, D. (2016). Growth curve analysis and visualization using R. CRC press.
Bates, D. M. (2010). lme4: Mixed-Effects Modeling with R. New York: Springer. Prepublication version at: http://lme4.r-forge.r-project.org/book/
Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling:
Booth, Doumas, Murray (forthcoming). Data analysis for Psychology in R. Draft chapters on principal components analysis, exploratory factor analysis, structural equation modelling.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Aja Murray
Tel: (0131 6)50 3455
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188