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Last updated: March 31, 2002

Spring 2002

Research Methods Courses at York

Institute for Social Research Survey Research Seminars
Tuesday, May 7, 2002 An Introduction to Questionnaire Design David Northrup and Renée Elsbett-Koeppen, ISR
Monday, May 13, 2002 Focus Groups for Social Research John Pollard, ISR
Tuesday, May 14, 2002 Interpreting Qualitative Data: An Overview Darla Rhyne, ISR
Wednesday, May 15, 2002 NUD*IST: Computers in the Analysis of Qualitative Data Judy Bates, Mount Allison University
Wednesday, May 22 and Friday, May 24, 2002 An Introduction to Sample Design for Surveys Michael Ornstein, Sociology
Monday, May 27, 2002 Longitudinal Surveys: National Population Health Survey (NPHS) France Bilocq, Statistics Canada
Statistical Consulting Service Short Courses
Tuesdays, April 23 and 30, 2002 Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis Michael Friendly, Psychology
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2002 Introduction to SPSS for Windows Mirka Ondrack, ISR
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2002 Data Analysis Using SAS for Windows Ernest Kwan, Psychology
Summer Programme in Data Analysis
(Sponsored by SSHRC and Statistics Canada. Note: application deadline: April 5, 2002)
Friday, Saturday - June 7, 8 Data Analysis Using SAS for Windows Mirka Ondrack, ISR
Monday, Tuesday - June 10,11 Mixed Models and Hierarchical Data Georges Monette, Mathematics and Statistics
Wednesday, Thursday - June 12,13 Mixed Models for Longitudinal Data Georges Monette, Mathematics and Statistics
Friday - June 14 Mixed Models Workshop SPIDA Staff
Saturday - June 15 Advanced Seminar: Complex Models Org: John Fox, McMaster and Peter Song, Mathematics and Statistics
Monday, Tuesday - June 17,18  Introduction to Structural Equation Models Lisa Harlow, University of Rhode Island, and Blair Wheaton, University of Toronto
Wednesday, Thursday - June 19,20 Advanced Structural Modeling Blair Wheaton, University of Toronto and Lisa Harlow, University of Rhode Island
Graduate Courses in Research Methods
May 2002 Courses in Linear Models, Survey Methods and Mixed Models offered through the Graduate Programmes in Sociology and Mathematics and Statistics
For further information, contact your graduate programme director or Prof. Michael Ornstein
MWF, 2-5pm, May 6-31, 2002 Sociology 6090 3.0a 
Selected Topics in Empirical Methods:  Survey Research
Kathy Bischoping and Michael Ornstein, Sociology
MWF, 9am-12pm, May 6-31, 2002 Sociology 6090 3.0b 
Selected Topics in Empirical Methods:  Basic Linear Models for Social Data
Michael Ornstein, Sociology
MWF, 9am-12pm, May 6-31, 2002 Math 6643 3.0 
Applications of Mixed Models
Georges Monette, Mathematics and Statistics


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The Statistical Consulting Service at York

The Statistical Consulting Service (SCS) at York University in Toronto is affiliated with York's Institute for Social Research, and with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Arts. The mandate of SCS is to assist faculty, students and staff at York with research that employs statistical methods.

The central goals of SCS are:

SCS Activities

Consulting services

SCS provides training and consulting services on research methodology, sample design, questionnaire design, data analysis, and statistical computer applications.

Short courses

SCS offers non-credit short courses three times a year on the use of statistical software (including SAS and SPSS), and on a variety of topics related to statistical analysis. In the Spring session, additional courses related to sample and questionnaire design, survey research and other topics are offered by the Institute for Social Research. Click below for information about our current and past short courses.
2001-2002 Fall 2001  Winter 2002 
2000-2001 Fall 2000 Winter 2001 Spring 2001
1999-2000 Fall 1999  Winter 2000  Spring 2000 
1998-99  Fall 1998  Winter 1999 Spring 1999
1997-98  Fall 1997  Winter 1998  Spring 1998 
1998-99  Fall 1996  Winter 1997  Spring 1997 
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Course tutorials

York faculty can also arrange for SCS to supply instruction to university classes on the use of SAS and SPSS.

Seminar Series

SCS also hosts an informal seminar series and discussion group for faculty and SCS staff on topics of current interest. This year we are considering Structural Equations Models. In 1999/2000 the series was devoted to Hierarchical Models.

In addition, a three-week Spring Seminar Series is presented annually in conjunction with the Institute for Social Research on topics relating to social research methods.

WWW Resources

See the collection of WWW pointers to Statistical and Statistical Graphics Resources on the internet. Among other things, you'll find useful annotated links to general statistical resources, York resources, statistics departments on the WWW, data visualization and statistical graphics, as well as links to statistical computing with SAS, LispStat, S Plus and Mathematica,

SCS Staff

The orginal author of the SCS web site is Michael Friendly. The current curator of this page is:
Georges Monette Email: <>

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