Multilevel Modelling

Monday, 29th August 2016
9:30am - 1:30pm (breaks and lunch included)
Sir Alwyn Williams Building (Level 5), University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK G12 8QN

Many data often has a hierarchical structure. For example, residents are clustered into the neighbourhoods and students are nested into the school.

These intrinsic characteristics of data could result in challenges when analyzing data (e.g., potential correlation between element units (residents) in the same higher level unit (neighbourhoods)). A multilevel model approach can incorporate a data hierarch by allowing varying estimates according to a higher level of a hierarchy. This training session will introduce the fundamentals of multilevel model and examples with R and WinBUGS codes.


  • £35 - For UK registered students 
  • £60 - For staff at UK academic institutions, Research Council UK funded researchers, UK public sector staff and staff at UK registered charity organisations
  • £100 - For all other participants

All course fees include event materials, refreshments and lunch to all participants. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Payment is by credit/debit card only and it is currently not possible to pay by PO or to request an invoice. If you are not able to attend for this reason, please contact us using the details below.

About the UBDC Summer Training Programme 2016

Multilevel Modelling is one of eight short courses hosted by the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow this August 2016. Following a successful trial of our training last summer, this year’s programme expands on the course offerings to provide training and skills development in wider areas of data analytics, data management and modelling as well as a new course on accessing UBDC’s variety of data services. We intend to schedule further training courses in the coming academic year and addition, offer one-off seminar and workshop events funded through the ESRC SASNet project. All of our courses are open to academic participants from any discipline as well as professionals from businesses, third sector, private organisations, local authorities, government departments etc.

Important Information

  • The course is open to a wide variety of participants (researchers, students, practitioners)
  • All software packages needed for the course will be provided in the designated course lab
  • The course requires a minimum of 5 registered participants for delivery and has a maximum of 20 participants
  • All participants must ensure they meet the pre-requisite knowledge requirements stated in the course description
  • All participants must register - your place in the course is not final until you receive a confirmation email from our delegate registration service (