There are currently four places available charged at £60 for the Introduction to Cluster Analysis course. This discounted rate is available only for staff within the Faculty of Humanities. The course is CPD accredited and its study time can be counted towards your professional qualifications.
The course covers cluster analysis concepts and methods in SPSS. It is aimed at those with an interest in developing practical skills to implement clustering techniques and those with an interest in area typologies and classifications.
Participants will develop an understanding of clustering 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 for cluster analysis, choose a clustering method, evaluate and choose cluster solutions, interpret clusters and present cluster analysis results. Hierarchical and non-hierarchical cluster analysis will be applied to 2011 Census local area data to produce an area classification to group areas with similar overall population characteristics into clusters.
Participants should have familiarity with SPSS and an understanding of basic data analytical techniques including correlation and regression analysis.