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The 2006 Summer Programme in Data Analysis
York's Summer Programme in Data Analysis (SPIDA), is a seven-day series of intensive lectures and workshops designed to train social science researchers in the theory and practice of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM).
While the techniques are applicable widely, SPIDA aims to encourage analysis of Statistics Canada's longitudinal surveys, now available at the Research Data Centres in a number of universities across Canada.
The SPIDA programme is strongly oriented to the development of working skills in data analysis, as well as providing participants with the necessary statistical background for those skills.
Each day of instruction involves a lecture presentation in the morning and an afternoon computer lab. Lunch time talks provide interesting examples of the application of the techniques being taught. Our goal is to provide participants with the knowledge, techniques, and skills to use these methods in their own research.
The SPIDA one-day Symposium will focus on Missing Data and will be held on May 17th, 2006
SPIDA is funded by the Canadian Initiative on Social Statistics, a co-operative project of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Statistics Canada.