The deadline for applications to the
2012 Summer Program in Data Analysis
was February 13, 2012.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any more
Program participants this year.

Since 2000, York University's Summer Program in Data Analysis (SPIDA) has provided intensive courses designed to train social science researchers in applied data analysis. The 2012 Program is an eight-day series of lectures and workshops on the theory and practice of linear models and mixed [or multilevel] models, as they are applied to hierarchical and longitudinal data. The Program runs from May 24th to June 1st, 2012.

While the techniques are applicable widely, SPIDA aims to encourage analysis of Statistics Canada's longitudinal surveys, available at the Research Data Centres in a number of universities across Canada, including York.

The SPIDA program is strongly oriented to the development of working skills in data analysis, as well as providing participants with the necessary statistical background.

Each day of instruction combines a lecture presentation in the morning and an afternoon computer lab. Our goal is to provide participants with the knowledge, techniques and skills to use these methods in their own research.

Because of the cancellation of the SSHRC-Statistics Canada funding for Data Training Schools, we are no longer able to subsidize participants' travel and accommodation costs, and fees have been increased. The cost of SPIDA is still below that of comparable large-scale academic programs, however, and much less than private sector offerings.