Department of Sociology—Sociological Research Methods Cluster

Short Course: Categorical Data Analysis for Social Scientists

June 20/21 2016

Instructor: Dr Brendan Halpin

Applications are invited for a two-day workshop on Categorical Data Analysis for Social Scientists, June 20 and 21, 2016.

The course is aimed at social science researchers (PhD students, academics and others) who have a grounding in quantitative methods and wish to improve their categorical data analysis skills. The course will combine theory and practice, with hands-on sessions using Stata.

The key topics covered will include:

The course will draw on Long and Freese (2014), Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables Using Stata, and Agresti (2007), Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis.

Participants should have a good grounding in basic statistics, up to and including a working knowledge of multiple regression. Experience with statistical software (not necessarily Stata) will be an advantage.

Class notes

Class notes for the course are available in these formats:

Lab notes

Lab notes in online and printable format.


Registration and classes will be held in F1030, Foundation Building, UL.

PC Labs will take place in A0060a, Main Building.

Brendan Halpin
Department of Sociology, University of Limerick
F1-002, x 3147;