CMIST Short Course :: Introductory:: Cluster Analysis
|Starts:||1 May 2015|
|Ends:||1 May 2015|
|What is it:||Short course|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|How much:||£195 (£140 for those from educational and charitable institutions)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, General public|
The course aims to cover cluster analysis concepts and methods that can be used to combine similar objects into groups or clusters. This course is aimed at those with an interest in developing practical skills to implement clustering techniques and those with an interest in geodemographic classifications.
Participants will develop an understanding of cluster analysis methods and procedures in SPSS. By the end of the course they will be able to carry out preliminary analysis to select and transform variables to produce optimal cluster results, run cluster analysis in SPSS, select how many clusters are of interest, describe and interpret clusters and present cluster analysis results. Cluster analysis will be applied to Local Authority data to produce an area classification which groups areas with similar overall population characteristics into clusters.
Participants should have a basic familiarity with SPSS and an understanding of basic data analytical techniques including correlation and regression analysis.
Price: £195 (£140 for those from educational and charitable institutions)
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