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UGA College of Education to host Longitudinal Data Analysis Workshop June 12-14

Athens, Ga. – A three-day workshop presenting an introduction to multilevel statistical models featuring their use in longitudinal analyses will be hosted by the University of Georgia College of Education June 12-14 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Multilevel models are widely used statistical methods with names such as hierarchical linear models and random or mixed effects models. Workshop participants will learn about the modeling approach and about conducting basic longitudinal analyses.

Topics include analyses for basic repeated measures data, analysis of growth curves, within-person fluctuation, and simultaneous prediction of multiple sources of variation. The course will feature example handouts and syntax from SAS, software for business analytics.

Jonathan Templin, a faculty member in the UGA College of Education’s department of educational psychology, will be the instructor for the workshop. Templin is an associate professor in the research, evaluation, measurement and statistics program. His quantitative program of research is focused on the expansion of diagnostic modeling in education and the social sciences. The main focus of his research is the development of statistical methods for classifying individuals with respect to psychological phenomena (mental abilities or psychological disorders).

The registration cost is $650, which includes workshop materials, parking passes, refreshment breaks and lunch each day. The registration deadline is May 29.

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