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Further Topics in Multivariate Analysis (FTMA) 2

Tue 13 Feb, Tue 20 Feb, Tue 27 Feb 2024


This module is an extension of the three previous modules in the Basic Statistics stream, and introduces more complex and nuanced aspects of the theory and practice of mutivariate analysis. Students will learn the theory behind the methods covered, how to implement them in practice, how to interpret their results, and how to write intelligently about their findings. Half of the module is based in the lecture theatre; the other half is lab-based, in which students will work through practical exercises using the statistical software Stata.

Topics covered include:

  • Interaction effects in regression models: how to estimate these and how to interpret them
  • Marginal effects from interacted models
  • Ordered and categorical discrete dependent variable models (ordered and multinomial logit and probit)

To get the most out of the course, you should also expect to spend some time between sessions building your own statistical models.

Target audience
  • Postgraduate students and staff
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here

You should have a reasonable knowledge of the basic statistical material covered in FiAS, BQA and DMA - in other words, you should have a good working knowledge of basic multivariate regression techniques. You will also need a good working knowledge of Stata. If you have not used Stata before, please enrol in the SSRMP's 'Introduction to Stata' module. If this is not possible, you may be able to get by with the SSRMP's 90-minute Stata materials.


Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 13 Feb   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 SSRMP pre-recorded lecture(s) on Moodle   Dr Ashton Brown
2 Tue 20 Feb   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 SSRMP pre-recorded lecture(s) on Moodle   Dr Ashton Brown
3 Tue 27 Feb   14:00 - 18:00 14:00 - 18:00 University Centre, Cormack Room map Dr Ashton Brown


  • Online quizzes may provided for you to check your own progress
  • There is an online open-book test at the end of the module
  • The test is compulsory for some students – please check with your Department
Reading List

Available on the module's Moodle page.

How to Book

Please complete the Basic Statistics Stream booking request form on the SSRMP website


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2 x 4 hour afternoon lab sessions, over two days.

Related courses
Basic Statistics Stream

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