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Summer School - Using R for personality research

23/08/2014 - 28/08/2014

Summer School - Using R for personality research
August 23-28, 2014
Bertinoro, Italy

Organizers: William Revelle & Marco Perugini
Supported by European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP)
Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP)
International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)

R is an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation, and graphical display that is particularly useful for psychological and personality scientists. The aim of this summer school is to make participants familiar with the R package as it can be used for substantive research questions in personality psychology. The summer school will start from the basic notions of R, including simple standard descriptive statistics, graphical approaches, and basic statistical techniques, and then move to more advanced issues, including classic and IRT psychometric approaches, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, social interactions model, and data simulation. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own data for analyses under supervision of faculty members.

Teaching faculty includes:
William Revelle, Northwestern University, USA
Yves Roseel, Ghent University, Belgium
Felix Schönbrodt, University of Munich, Germany
Ryne A. Sherman, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Giulio Costantini, Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Albrecht Küfner, Factworks, Germany

Conference Site: University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (FC) – Italy

Participation Costs
"All-inclusive package" including fees, accommodation, wireless internet access, breakfasts, lunches, welcome and farewell dinner:
300 € (single room)
250 € (double room)
A limited number of scholarships is provided and will be assigned to applicants from countries of lower income economies. Please specify in the application letter if you intend to apply for a scholarship.

Registration and Payment
Please fill the registration form here below and choose the payment you prefer, credit card o wire transfer.

The deadline for the registration is end of May. If you will not have registered by then (or at very least contacted the Conference Center at Bertinoro) we shall assume that you will not participate to the summerschool.
During the registration process you will be asked if you prefer a single or a double room. Due to the presence of parallel events at the Conference Center, we cannot guarantee a single room for all participants. Single rooms will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

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