Friday 22nd April 2022 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Exceptional teaching, I appreciated attention to detail without ever getting lost in the complexity."
"The coursebook is *such* a useful resource."
Tuesday 12th April 2022 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"The fact that we could always ask questions when things were unclear or even share code of necessary was really valuable. "
"The provided working booklet + usb are great informational resources for putting the learned methods into practice"
Monday 11th April 2022 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"The courses have helped me a lot (haven't worked with Mplus that much before). I can highly recommend the courses."
"I think everything was explained exactly and also very precisely."
Friday 1st April 2022 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Perfect. Its so helpful to do the exercises but they have to follow the teaching in the way that you have structured the course."
"Thanks for such a helpful and accessible online learning experience. Really appreciate it."
Thursday 31st March 2022 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"I like this course book very much, because you can look at everything again. Everything is explained in detail."
"Pretty good. I think the exercise parts were very helpful; to actually do it yourself and try to handle potential problems."
"I am not vey acquainted with quantitative methods so for me it was useful that you also explained the basic ideas of explorative and confirmatory factor analysis and multiple regression analysis in addition to showing us how things work in MPlus. I also liked that there was a good pace on the course, so that even I (who am not en expert with various software) could keep up with the examples and exercises. Also nice that you went through the literature list to pinpoint some useful readings."
"I found the exercises especially good, because I could directly apply what I had learned."
Friday 21st January 2022 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"The coursebook with exercises and syntax scripts are extremely useful. I also found value on the simple steps to write the equations."
"Detailed and clear slides to take away for future recap. Relaxed pace of teaching. Regular practical sessions."
"I really enjoyed the course – it was challenging but that was what I had wanted! I had been worried about the online delivery (particularly given the length), but it was the first online session I’ve been able to stay engaged with for more than a short amount of time. The fact I managed to stay focused for the entire day is a real testament to how engaging it was"
"The material we got in advance was great. I appreciate that we got USB with all the material. Easy to navigate and follow. I really liked the course overall. Very valuable for my future research."
"For me it was just the right amount of content for introduction to multilevel modelling, as I have no previous experiences. I really liked the structure and content of the course. The explanations were clear and on the point."
Thursday 20th January 2022 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Writing down the paths for the coefficients in the model and equations helped me understand why we’re doing the analysis."
"The materials provided and resources on the webpage are extremely helpful, especially for revisiting when applying own analysis."
"Outstanding teaching and materials."
Friday 14th January 2022 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Very good presentation and structure considering the online nature of the course."
"I really like how you explain theory in such understandable way, I really appreciate that."
Thursday 13th January 2022 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"This was a tough day's work but hugely beneficial by the end. Several of my colleagues have attended these courses and have encouraged me to attend, I'm very grateful that they did!"
"It worked well for me. Although I was already familiar with MLM, I appreciated the lectures aiming to build a strong foundation. I definitely had some grey spots in my understanding of the method and the lectures helped to clear these up."
"Really well organised material. The lectures in particular were superb - and lecturing in such a complex topic, to non-experts, and online is a real and under-rated skill. Well done Chris!"
Friday 7th January 2022 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Working through MPlus together and the code in the handbook is really helpful as reference material."
"Nicely structured and well delivered course. One of the most rewarding such events that I have attended (and I've attended quite a few)"
Thursday 6th January 2022 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"The practical exercises complemented the lectures well and I found it helpful to have time to practice writing code and reading outputs."
"I deliberately signed up for an introductory course (to SEM using MPlus) and feel like I got exactly that. I appreciated your practical approach."
"Excellent coverage of the theoretical background behind SEM. Really helpful."
Friday 8th October 2021 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"All in all I found this course extremely useful and really appreciated the skillful teaching provided."
"It is really difficult to teach statistics, and you do that cleverly, I am really grateful!"
"As someone who finds statistics difficult (impossible!) this course was a revelation - thank you!"
Thursday 7th October 2021 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"The whole course was v useful and conducted v professionally."
"I'll be recommending this course to colleagues. Excellent materials and teaching."
Friday 24th September 2021/a> - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"I found the course extremely helpful as starter to LGCM in Mplus. I knew the basics about LGCM, but did not have any experience analysing such models in Mplus. With the course I feel well-equipped to get started on my own analyses."
"I also admire Chris’ helpfulness and patience... Overall I really enjoyed the courses,
and was very happy I could participate online. I think the manuals are a great resource,
happy to have the printed version on my desk.Thank you for your hard work and a great experience overall!"
"The coursebook is great, particularly the annotated code and results"
Thursday 23rd September 2021 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Complex material clearly explained - just what I needed for my analyses."
"Chris's teaching style and enthusiasm for the subject is inspiring"
Friday 17th September 2021 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"I appreciated all of the course days, and learned a lot from all of them. I think that the combination of first lecturing and then exercise is very good."
"Great value course that answered all my questions"
Thursday 16th September 2021 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Liked the management of chat during lectures but with lots of time for questions."
"Chris is excellent at simplifying complex ideas and he also gives great tips for researchers."
Wednesday 31st March 2021 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Multilevel had always been a mystery until this course - fantastic teaching!"
"The step-by-step approach was helpful. Also Chris’ method of explanation is clear and articulate, and I appreciated the welcoming atmosphere he creates for Q&A throughout the day. It also helped to have a hard copy of the booklet.
"I found the way that the concepts of multilevel data and partitioning variance were carefully explained so useful. First time that I have understood MLM."
Tuesday 30th March 2021/a> - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"I really like your constructive teaching style and the way you directly tackle all the questions.
You created a group climate that encouraged everyone to ask questions (even those that may be hestitant to do so). You obviously know what you are doing here. Cool course!"
"Despite being taught online, this felt like a real in-person classroom session, with lots of opportunity for questions."
"The piecewise modelling example will be so useful for my research."
Monday 29th March 2021 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Superb, I was really pleased with the courses."
"I liked it. I think the exercises were extremely useful, even more so since we have the data and info available and can practice later."
Thursday 25th March 2021 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Congratulations for these wonderful courses. How easy it is to perform my mediation and moderation models thank to you!"
"Detailed coursebook and amazing online resources."
"A highly professional course taught with enthusiasum and patience. Will definitely be signing up for more in October."
Wednesday 24th March 2021 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Overall a neat introductory course, gave me the skills I hoped I'd get."
"Chris's stats courses are the best I've ever attended."
"The books you sent us! Plain language for non-english speakers, chapters really well presented, explanations step-by-step mixing theory and a real analysis… How worthy are the materials you sent!"
Thursday 14th January 2021 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"A stimulating course, well presented and more intuitive other online multilevel modelling modules."
"By the end of 2016, I attended two courses and the experience was satisfactory and I recommended these courses to my peers. Now, some years later, I have joined some other courses and I would repeat again if I need to improve my knowledge on the topics covered."
Wednesday 13th January 2021 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"The full day schedule is really nice. I learned about most of these topics in a single 2 hour lecture in graduate school, so having a whole day dedicated to an analysis gives you a chance to understand a little deeper, practice more, etc. "
"I have not had a lot of experience working with stats and I was really encouraged by Chris’ approach. He broke down each section in such a way that its easy to understand and follow. I am really happy that I took part in the training, it was a good investment."
"Overall, I felt I knew a good bit about regression, moderators, mediators and PROCESS before the course but I still got a lot from the delivery and it has really enhanced my knowledge of this material."
"The content coverage was ideal. It was the right mix of didactic and experiential. The physical resources provided – ie. The workbook, was particularly valuable because of the ability to return to the content during future analyses. "
Tuesday 12th January 2021 - Data Management using SPSS Syntax
"I thought the course was generally very good – excellent materials, good balance of teaching and exercises, and clear presentation. Thanks for a great course, which I would recommend to others in my organisation and elsewhere."
"I was never trained to use syntax, but this weekend [after the course] I spent a great deal of time setting up and analyzing a new dataset – what a much, much, much better way to work with data! I wish this was mandatory for all stats training on this end. Thank you SO much! This will definitely serve me (and my coauthors) very well moving forward."
"Overall, I had a great experience with these courses! I have already started to recommend you and your courses to my colleagues. I also intend to take future courses (although will likely do so when I have more time to fully immerse myself into the content before and after the course). I will also say that you did an an excellent job of taking time through the exercises (e.g., giving people enough time to open files, etc.). You were also very open – always open to questions (even basic questions when they were asked). These courses definitely exceeded my expectations – thank you!"
Friday 8th January 2021/a> - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"It was a good balance and there were many opportutnities to ask questions. I did not feel rushed. There was also a good level of engagement with the other participants so it felt like we got the attention we needed and that concerns were addressed as they came up."
"It was great to include both theoretical and practical materials. I love the exercises that carried with introduction and explanation."
Thursday 7th January 2021 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"An excellent coverage of the subject, which has made me feel quite confident about using the analysis with my own research."
"After your courses I realized that I really liked your way of presenting theoretical and practical ways of SEM and multilevel. I did another course with another lecturer in next weeks, and I just thought that it was much easier to understand everything in your lectures. I really appreciate that you did not put too much math into the courses, and all really made sense. Thank you for brilliant courses, I will recommend you!."
"Thank you for delivering perfect training courses. They are quite helpful."
Tuesday 5th January 2021 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Excellent course. Dr. Stride is an excellent teacher. I am new to Mplus but this class gave me the confidence to handle complex moderated mediation models using Mplus. Specifically I wanted to have much more flexibility in modelling than PROCESS macro. So, I believe that I would be able to handle much more complex models after taking this short course."
Monday 4th January 2021 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"I enjoyed that balance that was presented. With no previous knowledge of modelling or Mplus I felt like I was given clear background knowledge to understand the concept through the teaching. The exercises were extremely helpful to put concept straight into action. This solidified why our background knowledge was important and how to use it in reality."
"The morning lecture was really useful for allowing me to fully understand what we were doing in the afternoon- I had tried to learn this myself last year and failed so really greatful that it was taught in a way I understood!"
"Well balanced. This is probably the best that can be done via online format.
I was very nervous initially if there would be any technical difficulty with this online platform but everything went smoothly."
Thursday 17th December 2020 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Chris made it very accessible with in-depth explanations of the analyses, as opposed to just showing us how to click buttons, followed by practical work in which we could apply what had been discussed. It was a long day (on paper), but it did not feel lengthy or too taxing. It was delivered at a very good pace with well-timed breaks and a good mix of lecture-based content and practical exercises. "
"Thank you for the great online course – I enjoyed it very much. It gave great insights into the topics covered, nicely balanced teaching and practical exercises, provided very helpful material (also for future use), and was presented in a very understandable manner."
Wednesday 16th December 2020 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"I recommend anyone interested in SEM models taking this course. The explanations are simple and help you understand the basics. It’s a must. I would love to repeat."
"As an Mplus beginner I felt this course made it feel very easy to use. I have also been to other SEM workshops before and feel that this course is the first one that made me actually ‘get it’".
"Felt the course covered the exact amount of content and gave us a few ideas on what we covered on the next couple of courses. Which was a great insight and I will definitely be booking onto those this year."
"Honestly all of it was extremely valuable, not a second was wasted with content I didn’t need to hear, and I felt fully engaged with what we were doing the entire day."
Tuesday 20th October 2020
- Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Congratulations. I think the added value of these courses is that they are done by a statistician who works in our area of research, which means clear explanations and very relevant examples."
"It was an excellent course that I would highly recommend to anyone starting with MPlus. Chris Stride is a fantastic lecturer who can convey complex information in a clear and easy-to-follow manner. Thank you very much!"
Monday 19th October 2020 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Very clear explanations on MLM issues including centering, which is a very hot topic. Also, of the steps necessary to follow when testing ML models."
"Chris is an excellent instructor and his courses are designed to perfection. There is a great balance between theory and exercises and the material provided is extremely thorough. I very highly recommend his courses both to beginners and more advanced researchers. Chris is amazing in addressing everyone’s needs."
Friday 16th October 2020 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"You explained things that are difficult in an easy way, and you sometimes used pictures/metaphors – that was good. I feel I understand more of mplus and SEM after the course with you."
"Valuable that we had exercises and the opportunity to think for ourselves what the Mplus code should look like, and to draw the model first with the letters for each relationship and then write the model commands based on the picture."
Thursday 15th October 2020 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Very good! I enjoyed listening and I learned very much. It was good to have some exercises in the middle/end to break up a little bit from listening."
"Thank you very much for the courses, despite them being on the topic of statistics, I really liked your lectures a lot! Very easy to understand and very well moderated."
Tuesday 30th June 2020 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"I think for being an online session, it was nevertheless pretty interactive"
"I think the courses were well organized, and I liked the balance between teaching and exercises. The courses were easy to follow online."
Monday 29th June 2020 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Chris looks likes a welcoming person, and I think that this facilitates learning. It felt like a safe environment to ask questions. As a non-native English speaker I think Chris’ explanations and repeating of key phrases was key to my better understanding."
"I think it was good for someone not experienced with SEM like me. I got the idea and I have the book for further reading."
Friday 26th June 2020 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"I felt it was a really good overview of SEM and Mplus and ran smoothly. Many thanks!"
"I feel like I’ve learning the basics of SEM, which was my initial goal"
"Thank you Chris! It was definitely a course worth the money and time invested!"
Thursday 9th April 2020
- Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Multilevel and growth modelling explained as a step by step process was really good. It was all super clear."
"Thank you Chris for the detailed, informative and applied course. I learned a lot from it. And, I appreciate your efforts to answer all our questions and help us even in this remote setting."
"I think it is really valuable that we got workbooks and a usb stick with the actual solutions, and step by step description of the procedures so we can go back anytime and check how to do it."
Wednesday 8th April 2020 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"I enjoyed the two courses and thought it worked really well online – the course books are really helpful and detailed and I like the balance between lecture, worked examples and practice exercises."
"The extremely detailed coursebooks help to recap when trying to practise alone and the codes on the website.
It is very valuable to have the chance to be guided step by step through written notes. The theoretical part too
really gives you the basis to understand what you are doing."
"Chris is a fantastic instructor (online and offline) and one can not have enough of his classes."
Tuesday 7th April 2020 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"I really liked the teaching and your effort to pass us the best you could offer. Really appreciated!"
"I have attended few SEM courses prior to this one, however, I found this curse more relatable."
"I hardly felt that the course was running online… Chris was just amazingly fast to sort out everyone’s code, and it was actually very useful to see each other’s errors on screen. "
Monday 6th April 2020 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"I like that you start engaging participants with Mplus early on
(some lecturers for other programs would spend hours and even days explaining theory and then do very little practice...)
This course does just enough of theory and a lot of exercises, so we can get a real-feel of the software."
"I felt that Chris was a fantastic teacher and I was so scared to learn Mplus but with the right balance of teaching and exercises, I feel more confident to use it in the future."
"I felt that it was a fantastic course, I will be recommending it to my PhD friends and signing up to more courses in the future."
Thursday 16th January 2020 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Good links between underpinning theory and application."
"A really good use of time. I thought I only needed to learn some SPSS but Chris insisted on a clear understanding of the modelling, which was challenging but extremely worthwhile."
"Thank you very much! I learned a lot, and I bought into the idea of using the syntax."
Wednesday 15th January 2020 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Really good. Feel much more confident using syntax now, and this will really improve my efficiency."
"Very expert tuition from someone with obvious authority and a well-designed syllabus."
"Great short course which I forsee will help me in short-term, and lead to more learning experiences in the future.
I've come away with confidence to use syntax over point-and-click."
Tuesday 14th January 2020 - Data Management with SPSS syntax
"Thanks a lot for all the info! Dr Chris has great personality."
"Love having the book/USB stick with all the resources to take home."
"Really cooooool course! Very well explained and great resources, thank you!"
Friday 10th January 2020 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Really clear explanations - brilliant course!"
"Thank you for such valuable and helpful teaching!"
"Liked how we went over how practically to structure a series of models - very useful!"
Thursday 9th January 2020 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Again, excellent delivery and balance."
"Great course, especially for someone with a very basic knowledge level in MLM - everything was clear."
"Effective compounding of ideas throughout the course was very useful."
"Material provided was superb - worth publishing as a book."
Tuesday 7th January 2020 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"I really liked it. Course actually flys by and is very engaging."
"Everything was great and I appreciated the reflections on the maths to better understand what we were modelling."
"Chris's teaching style is excellent and engaging. Lots of useful elaborations and teaching materials. A very well delivered and thoroughly designed course."
"These are the best stats courses I have ever been to!"
Monday 6th January 2020 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Brilliant overall, a great way to learn SEM methods."
"Superbly run course and would thoroughly recommend."
"Fantastic. Exactly how I like to be taught stats."
Thursday 19th December 2019 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Course materials combined with explanation is very valuable."
"Perfect balance, great instruction, and help when needed."
Wednesday 18th December 2019 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"A great introduction to Mplus. Particularly helpful to go through the task of getting your data into Mplus, now I finally understand!"
"The structure of the course was great. There was a good mix of theory and exercises, and whilst doing the exercises as a group, Chris was able to refer back to the lecture"
"Thank you very much, sincere, thorough and informative."
"A lot was covered but all really well. A great course."
"The balance between the teaching and the exercises was just right. Moreover the accompanying course book made it really easy to follow along with the exercises"
Tuesday 25th June 2019 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"I liked the balance. Not too long for lectures, and exercises were very helpful and appropriate."
"I knew nothing about MLM beforehand and today's course was perfect. Dr Stride's explanation is clear and it was good to try out examples right afterwards. Thank you!"
"The practicals were very useful and immediately understandable. Thank you so much! Lots of topics covered."
"Very good. I learned a lot from this course."
Monday 24th June 2019 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Very enjoyable, and challenging course."
"A great day course - a lot to fit in but really well structured and clearly explained with time for questions, much appreciated."
"This was a great course, I took a 5 day course on this topic elsewhere yet understood more from this one day than I did in 5 days."
Friday 21st June 2019 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Outstanding teaching and take-home material. Excellent value, well-worth attending."
"The course was very well-organised and enjoyable to be a part of."
"Just the right amount of time dedicated to teaching and exercises."
Thursday 20th June 2019 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Chris knows his stuff and answers all questions thoughtfully and expertly. Thank you!"
"The course booklet is detailed and easy to follow."
"Good course for understanding the basics of ML in Mplus. Totally recommend it!"
"The step-by-step approach is brilliant, and great supporting materials."
Tuesday 18th June 2019 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Dr Stride is fantastic in teaching SEM. As a beginner I thought SEM is very very difficult before the course, but I have now figured out the mechanism and practice thanks to Dr Stride"
"Great course. Very clarifying and practical, good written material, and amazing online examples and code."
"Thank you so much - this really cleared up issues not only re: Mplus but also of the theory of mediation and moderation. Good even for people familiar with the methods. Thank you Chris for being so patient with us!"
Monday 17th June 2019 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"The course gave a good base knowledge of SEM/Mplus. The notes/data on the pen drive help ensure a better understanding. "
"Step-by-step examples so useful. Really liked your style of teaching."
"I had no background in SEM before the course. After the course I feel I understand SEM theories, using Mplus, and the difference between SEM and Mplus."
"Very well-structured. Difficult to find fault."
"I feel I learned a lot on this course."
"Chris has a great way of guiding through material in a clear and understandable way."
Thursday 25th April 2019 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Rarely had the feeling that a stats course had such a good theory practice/balance and so many examples that I could relate to my own study."
"Excellent course. Very practical. Great teaching style."
"This is the best course I have ever attended on undertaking CFA, SEM, and handly mediation effects. It gives practical tips which were incredibly useful."
Wednesday 24th April 2019 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"This course is great for beginners. I really enjoyed the course and am looking forward to putting my new knowledge to the test."
"Fantastic course manual and materials!"
"Liked how the error messages were explained in detail and real scenarios were addressed."
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"It's a great course and I would strongly recommend it for anyone doing work in this field."
"Very well done. The tutor the best ever. Very conversant with both the basics and extensive details."
Wednesday 17th April 2019 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Fantastic, well balanced training. Effective style of teaching. Great job!"
"Very much enjoyed all three days of these courses and learned a lot."
"Perfect pace and content."
Tuesday 16th April 2019 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"The detailed procedures/advice for properly performing mediation and moderation tests was invaluable."
"Very thorough teaching from a highly competent expert."
Monday 15th April 2019 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"I'm not statistically inclined at all but still managed to learn a lot thanks to the clear examples... wish I had booked for the other two days."
"Found the content easy to understand and feel confident now to use Mplus."
"Good balance in the variety of teaching and exercises. I enjoyed both the theoretical chat and the handy practical hints."
Thursday 17th January 2019 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"A great course to get started with multilevel modelling. Thanks to the exercises in the course you get the skills to actually do your own multilevel analysis straight away. Can definitely recommend this course."
"Really enjoyed the day, thank you! I never thought I'd understand MLM but I do now :)"
"Great course, helped me understand advanced statistics for my research and also helped me understand which studies/research need MLM."
"Challenging but it's by far the best explanation I have had."
"Great course and I will keep my eye out for other training days - well done!"
Wednesday 16th January 2019 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"The content is really good. Notes in the coursebook are clear and detailed. Fantastic experience with an excellent instructor."
"Excellent lunch, knowledgeable instructor, all good, thanks!"
"Thank you so much for such an informative and educational days training. See you again!"
Tuesday 15th January 2019 - Data Management Using SPSS Syntax
"A very enjoyable and highly recommended course."
"Great course. Watching Chris demonstgrate helped me complete the independent exercises, whihc in turn will help with my own work."
"The course was extremely helpful and eye-opening, I wish I'd had this knowledge much earlier!"
"Thank you Chris, I feel I can give my dataset a shot now."
Friday 11th January 2019 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Thanks a lot Chris, it's been great taking your courses. I feel a lot more confident about my stats skills now."
"I felt like I was finding a pot of gold at least twice each session!"
"Cogent explanations throughout. I was particularly impressed withe the knowledge and skill of the instructor. The course was well worth it even for someone who has quite a bit of experience."
"The whole week of courses has been invaluable both for the procedual know-how imparted *and* the rationale behind each step. Highly recommended and extraordinarily useful."
Thursday 10th January 2019 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Combination of demonstrations, examples and exercises was really valuable."
"Concept of MLM clearly explained, and content really well structured."
"Complicated material made easy, wonderful course, more please!"
Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"I really enjoyed writing the code together and having you explain what each line means."
"I appreciate the level of experience and patience from the trainer. He was very very good and also had a realstic appraisal of the practical messiness of some aspects of analyses."
"The content was nicely paced - just right!"
Monday 7th January 2019 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"The coursebook is fantastic - great refernce resource along with the course files."
"Loved it, was nice to dive into SEM - a great primer"
"Superbly prepared material... thank you very much for a really valuable course, would highly recommend."
"The extra comments/explanations for understanding reasons behind the stats/analyses decisions (that peopole usually skim over) were really useful."
"Great balance between exercises and teaching!"
Thursday 8th November 2018 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Given the complexity of the material covered, this course judged the complexity of the material really well. Good balance of guided examples to set you up nicely to do the self-guided exercises."
"I truly enjoyed all aspects of this courses - please don't change it!"
"Chris is great at making a more complex topic feel simple to do."
Wednesday 7th November 2018 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Great coursebook and resources. Everything really clearly explained!"
"Loved having the partially completed input files to fill in, and the well-annotated Mplus code. Everything I hoped the course would be."
"Maths behind mediation and moderation was explained in a very understandable way. Very useful!"
Tuesday 6th November 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Everything was great, topic was covered well, there were exercises that helped understand the program code."
"Exceptionally clear and engaging teaching."
"The combination of both building models from scratch and using examples of code was really useful."
"Organisation, content and teaching style were excellent, thank you! Take away materials are incredibly helpful, perfect for my training needs (as someone who is very anxious about stats)."
Friday 29th June 2018 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Really useful balance between learning and having a yourself - excellent way to learn."
"Lack of stats jargon :) Every concept explained clearly with use of graphs relating to hypotheses being really handy."
"Excellent class on LGCM. I really feel much more confident now to apply Mplus to run the analysis. Highly recommended."
"Brilliant course as always - thank you!"
Thursday 28th June 2018 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Extremely good teaching of difficult material."
"Much information, but everything brilliantly presented."
"As usual the applied examples, and hints and tips for using Mplus were extremely valuable."
Tuesday 26th June 2018 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"This is an excellent class that will give you the big picture about how to do mediation, moderation, and moderated mediation."
"Best stats courses I've been on (and I've been on a few). Good mix of exercises and practicals, and fast paced enough to hold attention."
"Great balance - tricky but very rewarding exercises."
Monday 25th June 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great balance between introduction and more deeper understanding of the material."
"Chris is a great teacher and has an excellent ability to convey complex ideas both visually and in words, into easily digestible content."
"Understandable content, and friendly atmosphere and teacher."
Tuesday 19th June2018 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Model constraint command was beautifully explained. Perfect to better understand the material on Chris's website."
"Dr Stride is great at dealing with question - always happy to answer when it's cohesive to the course flow, but also to somtimes park until later... this means that the day runs smoothly."
"Everything explained clearly without the usual stats jargon - things made sense that I have not understood before."
Monday 18th June 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"The whole course was valuable... well taught with a very helpful coursebook. "
"For someone who doesn't enjoy statistics, this is the best course/module I have ever attended."
"Chris has a very good teaching style."
"Lecturer delivers material was confidence, and makes it easy for a lay person to understand the complex work."
Friday 12th January 2018 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Everything explained very clearly - thank you for a great workshop."
"Really good course, feel that I understand a lot more and know where to look to build on this. Will be very useful for future analyses and I would recommend to others."
"Managed to grasp most of it which was pleasantly surprising. A great course - very practical, and great to have all data and exercises to take away on the USB stick."
Thursday 11th January 2018 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Plain simple explanations in graphical, verbal and mathematical forms make it really easy to follow the material. I wish everything was explained like this in methods courses."
"You really help in making deep, difficult matters become more clear."
"Never understood centering before... and now I do!"
Tuesday 9th January 2018 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Good mix of explanation and the chance to try things out."
"I really enjoyed the general organisation of this course. There were lots of practical tips about Mplus and the material is very helpful."
"You are excellent at simplifying such a course - many thanks."
Monday 8th January 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Really appreciate the structure and delivery of thesee courses (this is my 4th). Good concise content,"
"It was brilliant, thank you! Very helpful and the take-away resources will be very useful."
"Really enjoyed the course, thought it was very well run."
Friday 5th January 2018 - Introduction to Bayesian Analaysis using Mplus
"Great course and thank you for being so available!"
"Introduction made logic of Bayesian analysis easy to understand."
"Biggest benefit was got through Chris going through the exercises - his verbal explanations are great."
Thursday 4th January 2018 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Outstanding course. Learned everything I hoped to in a day"
"Excellent teaching (as usual). These sessions are exemplary in content and delivery"
Thursday 21st December 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Chris was very good at explaining complicated concepts."
"Very good day course to attend, highly recommended."
"Wish I could borrow Chris's brain for a few months :D "
Wednesday 20th December 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"The simple and clear theoretical explanation before the practical examples was especially helpful to me."
"Excellent depth and breadth. Clearly very strong expertise on the topic. Thank you Chris!"
Tuesday 19th December 2017 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Good balance of content, touching on more complex applications but covering the basics well first."
"Anyone doing quants analysis should go on the course before even attempting data analysis. Thank you!"
"Good coverage and pace throughout the day, and a variety of exercises."
Friday 15th December 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Just want to say thank you to Chris for providing an excellent workshop that has helped me to develop my understanding and improve my application of MLM. Highly recommend this course."
"Thanks for the course, the information is so udeful and the slides and practicals were great."
"I'd like to thank Chris for his interest and kindness. The course was perfectly organised and the organisers take care of everything and everyone. I'll recommend this couyrse to my peers!"
"Really helpful course, good value for money, thanks!"
"Concepts and code seem so simple when explained by Chris! Nothing is complicated as long as you concentrate and work carefully. An awesome class demystifying multi-level modelling."
Thursday 14th December 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Excellent session on mediation and moderation with appropriate exposure to practical cases."
"This was great material. I wish I could take a semester long course with you."
"Everything was perfect, although I'd had recomendations, I didn't expect this to be so interesting and useful."
"Great value for the time and cost dedicated to the course."
"A great course. Perfectly thought through and prepared materials"
"I learned a lot of new things today - thanks!"
Wednesday 13th December 2017 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"I was pleasantly surprised to see no math formulas throughout the slides :). It was valuable that you could make the ideas and concepts clear without going into matrix algebra or anything similar"
"Very clear trainer, efficient and to the point, great manual to take home."
"Really good course, found pace and content perfect for my level."
"Great structure and build-up, and therefore easy to follow. Nice to have the coursebook to keep as a reference."
"You used language that was easy to understand. I can't thank you enough for this. So many of these training-type courses are led by experts who can't break things down in simple terms. I didn't feel that way today."
"Well-organised and conducted, with a systematic approach."
"Teaching, hosting, organisation and administration were excellent, really enjoyed the whole day."
Thursday 29th June 2017 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"As always I found the course informative and helpful. Just the right level of info. I learned a lot!"
"I love these courses, please keep them just as they are! Chris and Sarah are very approachable and accessible."
"It was a really good course, good balance between explaining the statistical intuition and practical exercises."
"Well worth attending, learned many new things."
Wednesday 28th June 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Chris's courses are consistently world class, I never regret attending them and recommending them to students and colleagues."
"The teaching is fantastic - very clear, concise, to the point, easy to follow -> GREAT! Thanks!."
"The whole course was so valuable - helped me to understand multilevel modelling."
Tuesday 27th June 2017 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great course. Learned so much in one day!"
"Put a lot of previously jumbled information in my head together. Very clear teaching and enthusiastic teacher."
"Enjoyed both style and content."
"The course was incredibly well taught and had the perfect balance between theory and practice."
Thursday 22nd June 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Chris is a fantastic teacher. Very well designed course. Very helpful and thoroughly enjoyable"
"The honest and critical explanation of well known methods and their history, their advantages, and disadvantages was really illuminating and refreshing."
"The way that moderated mediation was explained at the end of the course was liberating :)"
"Excellent course, very well explained. Invaluable in its practical/applied nature."
Wednesday 21st June 2017 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great course with lots of information that will be very useful. Chris is very knowledgable."
"Great coverage of SEM - of course - but also of statistical reasoning."
Tuesday 20th June 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Very clear and structured presentation."
"Practical advice on what works and what doesn't, what varies between disciplines and journals, etc., was so helpful - just the sort of thing you would never get in a book."
"Great course, well worth the effort to get here."
Wednesday 5th April 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Wow! A stats course that I enjoyed! Exemplary teaching."
"It rare to find a course like this that is pitched at the right level, explained very well but that also includes the complexity needed.
I am sure I will be attending another course."
Monday 3rd April 2017 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great approach, lovely balance between lecture and practical."
"Distinction between CFA, SEM and path analysis at the start cleared up a lot of confusion. Really well thought through sequence pedagogically, leaving some of the subtleties till the end and then modifying the code accordingly."
"This was a great course covering both technical and statistical issues relating to SEM. The content, style and pace were all good. I and my team feel very confident that we can use Mplus to implement SEM."
Thursday 12th January 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"As ever a great course - thanks!"
"Technical and challenging but really well explained. Feel I at least have somewhere to start now, previously MLM in Mplus felt overwhelming, now I have a plan."
"The material around thinking about hypotheses and planning analyses was just as valuable as the coding and stats content."
Wednesday 11th January 2017 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using SPSS
"The code and booklet are tremendously helpful... after a previous course I found myself repeatedly going back to the booklet, so I'll find this useful too."
"Really useful course - thanks!"
Tuesday 10th January 2017 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Very good didactic teaching and visualised examples."
"Everything covered was important... great value for money."
"Chris is very good at describing complex stats in an easy to understand and simple way - many thanks."
"A nice mix between learning theory and practice."
"Really enjoyed the course... fantastic teaching and great answers to questions, good for building confidence in using Mplus."
"VERY USEFULY - VERY helpful."
Friday 6th January 2017 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Has helped with my stats confidence no end!"
"Very well organised and enjoyable - thank you!"
"It was perfect. Just the right amount of practicing and explaining. Very clearly explained and presented."
"Brilliant... compact and complete, good blend of theory and practice."
Thursday 5th January 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Good style of explanation in simple language."
"Lots to absorb - but crucially all very relevant and useful."
Wednesday 21st December 2016 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using SPSS
"It's been nearly 30 years since I had a course on statistics, so was worried I'd be lost....
but Chris did a great job teaching me, after 3 days I actually feel like I can go home and use Mplus for SEM, MLM and LGM."
"I like the way that everything is made concrete and visual (e.g. graphs are frequently shown and discussed)."
"As always an excellent course delivered by someone who is an expert in the area and great at communicating that expertise to others."
"Love that you offer both worked out results/answers at the back of the coursebook and model example code on the memory sticks."
Tuesday 20th December 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"The whole course was valuable. I have some experience with multilevel modelling but this has really improved my understanding thereof."
"Chris is an excellent teacher. By the end of the course the material has been so well covered that you will wonder if you needed the training in the first place :D."
"I really enjoyed the course. Everything is clearly explained which I really value"
Monday 19th December 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great course materials and resources, espcially content on importing data into Mplus using SPSS syntax, convergent validity, mediation in SEM, model constraints."
"Good and interesting course, look forward to the forthcoming days."
"Loved the practical tips and tricks. All ideas were really clearly explained, and the presentation style was really good."
Thursday 15th December 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Really clear and very helpful."
"Mediation and moderation parts both really good. Can't believe that I can code/programme :) !"
"Exercises were ideal way of following the theory."
"Very useful and hands-on. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn about mediation or moderation."
Wednesday 14th December 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Really appreciated that instructor spent some time discussing comments frequently made by reviewers... very satisfied and would definitely recommend this course!"
"Good teaching quality, useful exercises."
"Execellent teaching style and very good material."
"Good coverage of all key issues. Well presented, well structured and well organised course."
Wednesday 9th November 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Excellent course, will attend more in the future."
"Great - exercises come at the right points and lecture material was helpful."
Tuesday 8th November 2016 - Advanced SPSS syntax and SPSS macros
"Great explanations of difficult content. Good job!"
"Well organised, time flew!"
"Good mix of explanations, examples and our own exercises - it was good having coursebook
to read through as we worked through the material"
"Thank you very much.... I learned so much and hope I can apply it in my work."
Monday 7th November 2016 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Great repetition of syntax basics... I really liked this course and am looking forward to the advnaced course."
"Very good teacher!"
"Thank you... this coursebook will be so useful to refer back to."
Tuesday 13th September 2016 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis using Mplus
"A great course, Bayesian statistics
seems to be moving closer (on the horizon) and as a user (and teacher)
of the frequentist analytic approach I felt I needed a little starter
course to be able to both: a) understand what it's all about and b) to
get a sense of how I can apply this method to models/stats in my
research. Going on this course has saved me a huge amount of time trying
to learn/get my head around a new analytic approach."
"I really like the style of the course. The course booklet is amazing - I'd be eager to see all of
your course booklets as a manual for MPLUS."
"Everything is well explained and class atmosphere is really pleasant.
I really enjoyed all the workshops and learned a lot."
Monday 12th September 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great introduction to Mplus and the possibilities Mplus gives us."
"Everything was useful!"
Wednesday 24th August 2016 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis using Mplus
"An excellent and very understandable introduction to the ideas and concepts underlying Bayesian analysis, the key steps when conducting Bayesian procedures, and the practical steps required when undertaking a Bayesian analyses in Mplus."
"Very good explanation of the fundamentals of Bayesian... far more easy to understand than what I've previously seen on the subject."
"The practical exercises were really helpful and pitched at the right level of complexity."
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"A lot of content but all appropriate, felt like it covered a good depth and breadth."
"Really liked the course and the hosting, look forward to further courses."
"Great course, great lunch!"
"Very pleased with this courses, and resources provided with it were fantastic!"
Wednesday 29th June 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Excellent - will definitely be back for future courses."
"Course book has so much detail and Chris is very patient... thank you for the wonderful course."
"Really love the course booklet (and the food was great too!)"
"Loads of content, very well structured."
Thursday 28th June 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Really well done. Keeps you alert when you have to do exercises in between teaching"
"Liked the way everything was explained in simple terms. In particular improved my understanding of bootstrapping and fit indices."
"The style was very good compared to many other stats courses I have attended, everything was explained clearly with lots of understandable examples."
Tuesday 21st June 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Just perfect! Chris is super pedagogical, [this course] clarified a lot of my questions about MLM"
"I really appreciated today and all the material we received. Very structured, good focus on interpretation."
"Just right for the time frame - so many exciting things to learn!"
"It was great!... helpful to have a balance between 'DIY' exercises and ones we went through together."
Monday 20th June 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Really enjoyed this course, one of the most useful courses I have ever done."
"Very good overall overview of path analysis and SEM. Teaching done well and clearly"
"Thanks for a very useful day - so much better than various online courses I have tried in the past."
"Well done to the team and thank you!"
"Good job guys! Pace of delivery and materials are excellent."
Wednesday 20th April 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Really happy with this course, would thoroughly recommend."
"Great course, very satisfied. Great value for money for a one-day course."
"Visualising the models was really useful in understanding things."
Tuesday 19th April 2016 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Excellent! Wish I'd done this years ago, it would have saved me hours."
"Appreciated how clearly the concepts were explained."
"Learned so many invaluable shortcuts and tips!"
Thursday 14th April 2016 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Great course, allowed plenty of time to practice what was taught."
"Very good balance - the lectures were not so too long, and enough time to do the exercises."
"Excellent lecturer, good explanations, great number of topics covered."
Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Excellent course! This is the best MLM course I have attended thus far. Chris is a fantatsic teacher!"
"Today was amazing, MLM was much easier to understand."
"Excellent lecturer, teaches with enthusiasm, provides clear explanation, friendly atmosphere."
Tuesday 12th April 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great course, taught in an engaging way, with a speedy yet doable pace. "
"Very knowledgable trainer and assistant. Incredibly well thought-out material
presented in a clear way, and with a step-by-step approach to new topics.
I've learned a huge amount and fully understood things that b affled me before - thank you."
"Useful course. The facilitator and trainer was excellent, wish I could always have him nearby for advice in the future!"
"An absolutely essential class for academics and Ph.D students."
"A perfect introduction to Mplus!"
Thursday 14th January 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Really enjoyed it, thank you!"
"Really valuable to go through spelling out the equations, and learning MODEL CONSTRAINT: technique for mediation."
"Thanks you so much for this wonderful course, and Sarah for your help."
Wednesday 13th January 2016 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Well organised in every way... it gave me exactly what I expected and more."
"Great having a lecturer and classroom assistant - plenty of support when I had questions."
"Good examples - simply excellent."
Tuesday 12th January 2016 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Synthesises interpretation and examples perfectly. Booklet and USB stick are great."
"Pleased to get so much from today. I felt capable of doing the exercises when needed but I liked that guidance was still available."
"Just the right mix of breadth and depth."
"Liked the systematic approach and very clear style."
Monday 11th January 2016 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Great combination of theory and practice."
"I even enjoyed the theoretical component... it was enormously helpful to have the underlying equations of the mediation/moderation process."
"I liked the style. Open and informal during lecture component and the opportunities to work through exercises with support."
Friday 18th December 2015 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Well organised and well delivered, thanks for this!"
"Covered loads but all necessary and relevant."
"Tremendously helpful and enjoyable(!) course."
Thursday 17th December 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Very hands on, all worth it, Thank You!"
"A well planned course with a great teacher offering clear and in depth explanation."
"A tough but very good course - I wish this was the first course on multilevel that I had been on!"
Wednesday 16th December 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great balance - thank you for taking the time to explain the code and the logic behind it."
"Excellent teacher, always open for questions."
"Exercises were well related to the teaching... and the coursebook is a useful resource in itself."
"The course is perfectly structured to cover all the basics of SEM and Mplus."
"Absolutely excellent course... I feel I can now elaborate on the exercises and do more complex analysis myself!"
Friday 6th November 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Invaluable learning how to analyse a series of hypotheses in a practical way."
"Great course, I have learned tons - thanks!"
"An excellent course with plenty of support and very well taught."
"The detail and explanation both in class, provided data files and in the handbook is an exceptional resource."
Thursday 5th November 2015 - Advanced SPSS syntax and SPSS macros
"Very clear and well-presented."
"The course has been very helpful and will have a HUGE impact on how quickly and efficiently I can do my job - will be recommending to others!"
"Good exercises help cement teaching."
Wednesday 4th November 2015 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Really good balance between exercises and teaching. Exercises give you the chance to ensure you really understand what's been said."
"Fantastic course, extremely useful... Chris's expertise is very strong."
"Really really really glad I came!
Wednesday 16th September 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Perfect amount of material covered."
"Any questions I had were dealt with by Chris and Sarah and I liked the way that Chris also clarified any tricky info 'enroute'".
"Theoretical background to mediation was so useful - finally understand it."
Tuesday 15th September 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"As with previous FIO courses I've been on absolutely satisfied with the content and organisation!"
"Great course, does what it says... having the workbook and being able to use it to enter notes is fantastic, much easier than separate handouts or personal notes."
"Very good and *enjoyable* course. Good instructors who knew the content extremely well."
Monday 14th September 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Explanations very clear and pace excellent... extremely useful having such a practical course, so I can actually put methods into practice with my own data back at work. Thank you!"
"Course booklet is excellent and examples very helpful."
"Appreciated the openness to questions and the quality of the answers."
"Very good. Clearly presented, well paced and good level of detail."
Thursday 10th September 2015 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Best statistic course ever!"
"Perfect balance between theoretical input, visualisation, statistical language, coding, and illustrations."
"Very useful yet again, thank you!"
Wednesday 9th September 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Thanks for answering every little question!"
"You did a great job - really like your way of teaching and the materials"
"Great coverage, high level of statistical competence - excellent."
"A challenging course but I wouldn't want to have missed any part of it!"
Tuesday 8th September 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Explanations were great, all very understandable, very well explained - great course!"
"Chris's easy style and his obvious enthusiasm for statistics made the course very enjoyable and created a motivating learning atmosphere."
"I enjoyed the course, and very helpful to try out more through the additional code on the website - thanks."
Thursday 25th June 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Very good course. It's very helpful to have enough exercises to enhance the understanding of the analytic and programming skills"
"I really like the style of the courses. Small groups with lots of opportunity to ask questions. Having both you and Sarah there was fantastic. I would highly recommend your courses to others."
"Really appreciated this course, excellent value, thank you!"
Wednesday 24th June 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Very good course. I've learned a lot and would happily recommend to others!"
"I liked that the lectures were interactive with thew software rather than the usual 'dry lectures' and 'practical exercises' as separate entities."
"The handbook is an excellent resource to refer back to, so much better than endless handouts. Good text rather than just a bunch of slides"
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Really liked how in the examples the analyses were connected to hypotheses, giving a full picture."
"It was a great course and I am going to attend other ones, thanks very much!"
"Brilliantly organised and I learned a lot without being overwhelmed."
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Amount of time and information was perfect, enough to help understand and attempt examples without being overloaded."
"Well organised and helpful, Chris was very patient with the many questions."
"Loved the way the mathematics behind it was explained - really simplified my understanding of the SPSS output"
"Slides and lecture notes great for all levels of learners... I enjoyed this course and will be attending these sessions again."
Tuesday 21st April 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Good balance, and the teacher is great at providing examples that illustrate key points."
"Perfect course! I like the way you introduce new commands not through discussing them separately but adding them to already used ones when they ae needed."
"I've never had a teacher bring statistics to life like you did!"
"Very interesting course, very pedagogical teacher :)"
Monday 20th April 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great balance - concepts explained clearly and thoroughly which made practicals much easier."
"Excited to try these methods out now on my data."
"Very useful, all core points well covered."
Wednesday 25th March 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Presentation of concepts was very clear and well-paced."
"I enjoyed learning in class with exercises and slides."
"I would recommend to others to have this course, I found it really valuable."
"SPSS and practical focus work make this course stand out from the rest."
Tuesday 24th March 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using SPSS
"Nice to see both the maths behind the method and get to do practical work."
"Great balance between understandability, statistical background and practical application."
Friday 20th March 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Great! Fantastic to have all the syntax in the books so we could follow and check mistakes."
"Chris is a really good teacher, he motivates, edutains and guides the students."
"Excellent materials, simple AND sophisticated."
"More courses should be held in Germany!"
Thursday 19th March 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Super interesting and very helpful."
"Thanks again :) I was able to refurbish my basics, learn new shortcuts and get tips on how to script elegantly."
"Course exceeded my expectations, very high quality teaching, loved the examples that eased my understanding, just excellent!"
"Really cool and good productive atmosphere."
Friday 9th January 2015 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus
"Very well taught with a very good balance between teaching and exercises - particularly liked the fact that the slides contained the lecture
content pretty much word for word so provide a useful reference, and that teaching is well grounded in substantive examples."
"I would recommend this course to others, I had not used LGCM before and now feel I could confidently apply it in my research."
"Thanks to Chris for his time and patience, I liked his course very much!"
Thursday 8th January 2015 - Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus
"Chris has an amazing enthusiam for the topic and an ability to explain complex ideas in simple language."
"Learning regression equations properly was particularly valuable, now I feel like I know what I am doing."
"Thank you very much for an entertaining and informative day!"
Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Great introduction to SEM, path analysis and latent variables... I didn't really understand any of this before but I do now."
"Perfect style, dynamic with pauses at just the right moments... wish I could take part in more such courses!"
Tuesday 6th January 2015 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"An excellent course - clear and covered a considerable amount of material for just one day. Chris's expertise on the subject was evident."
"Great balance - it can be easy to get lost if it's too exercise heavy, yet exercises help engage and learn practically - the balance in this course was just right."
"Chris's style is accessible and all jargon is clearly explained. Excellent day, money well spent."
"This is a well-designed one-day course with a great teaching style and explanation."
Monday 5th January 2015 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"The perfect amount of content... thanks for a great course."
"Chris did a great job, he was very clear, prepared and helpful."
"Great clarity and very good materials."
"Very helpful to follow examples on the PC... the quality of materials provided is very good."
Friday 14th November 2014 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Really learned a lot in a short amount of time. A very good investment."
"The teacher gave a very good explanation/information, that makes Mplus easier to understand."
"Excellent course, don't change a winning formula!"
Thursday 13th November 2014 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"I liked the balance - Chris gives guidance whilst giving us the freedomm to learn from our mistakes."
"Mplus was completely new to me but was very well explained."
"I really enjoyed the course. The concepts were explained in a very clear way that was relatively easy to understand. I thought the course was very well structured, as each section flowed logically and built on a previous one."
Wednesday 12th November 2014 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Feel really empowered to go away and try some MLM!"
"Workbook and teaching so well-organised... it will make post-course recall easy."
"Very satisfied - congratulations on a great course."
Tuesday 11th November 2014 - Advanced SPSS syntax and SPSS macros
"Coursebook and USB stick so useful - you can go back over material at a later stage to solidify learning."
"The course ran very smoothly, incredibly useful and interesting."
Monday 10th November 2014 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"I think it's a great intro with lots of useful stuff to take away. Caters for both academics and private research organisations - very well run!"
"Very good teacher, best course in a long time!"
"So many useful shortcuts and tips... pace was just right and good mix of demos and practicals to apply."
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
You've helped me to overcome a fear of something and it now appears relatively simple... can't wait to try it on my own data. Thanks!
Good range of content appealing to a wide range of abilities.
One of the best courses I have been on for a long time. Very interesting and extremely well taught.
Tuesday 24th June 2014 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Perfect amount... everything covered in sufficient depth."
"I found it a really useful course, and will be able to go away with the materials provided and really consolidate my learning and apply it to my data."
"Made stats very accessible without dumbing down."
"Very good balance - I liked the way we followed on the screen first and then did the exercises."
Monday 23rd June 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Very good! I liked the mix of learning and doing."
"Great handbook and Chris was great at answering questions."
"Just the right amount of content, very well paced. I didn't feel overwhelmed though new to Mplus."
Friday 10th January 2014 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Great introduction to the topic of LGCM, I feel confident about using this analysis method on my own data."
"Although there were lots of exercises the small groupmeant that Chris was always on hand to help."
"Really enjoyed the course, valuable information, easy style of instruction."
"Just the perfect introduction to LGCM."
Thursday 9th January 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Very helpful and informative - pitched at the right level."
"Great work book and practical sessions!"
"Very easy to grasp introduction to the software... really enjoyable, knowledgable and most importantly, enthusiastic instructor. ."
Wednesday 8th January 2014 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Great to have notes and memory stick to take away."
"Loved the way that key material was explained in multiple ways: graph, equations and text.."
"Great course, new topic discovered!"
Tuesday 7th January 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Great course! Easy to follow considering it's quite advanced stats stuff."
"Great introduction... I feel I have moved on from zero knowledge of SEM and Mplus to a good basic level of knowledge."
Monday 6th January 2014 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Well taught course and useful materials."
Friday 15th November 2013 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Very good course that helps you to deeply conceptualise the structure of a growth model."
"Great example data - an excellent course."
Thursday 14th November 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"A very good course that explains everything very effectively and helped to demystify SEM."
"The course was pitched at just the right level... information was conveyed in a clear and concise way that made Mplus seem a lot less intimidating."
"It was a really interesting course and the contents were well explained. Of all the stats courses I have done this is the one I have enjoyed the most!"
Tuesday 12th November 2013 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"I really enjoyed it and wouldn't change anything."
"Liked being able to take home data to practice and the willingness of Chris to answer questions."
Monday 11th November 2013 - Data Management using SPSS syntax
"Very useful - it will definitely improve my efficiency in working in SPSS."
"The session was hugely valuable for saving time and preventing errors. Despite being a seasoned SPSS user I learned loads."
"Liked being able to take home data to practice and the willingness of Chris to answer questions."
Friday 8th November 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Great that we had enough time to do exercises and to have a real combination of worked examples and teaching."
"Great exercises; I liked it when we went over it together because it helped nmake sense of our results."
Thursday 7th November 2013 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Very good, great one-to-one help during exercises too."
"Really liked the level of hands-on training."
"Absolutely one of the best statistics courses I have ever had, Chris can explain really well and clearly,
not just in 'statistical' language."
Wednesday 6th November 2013 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Spot on, exactly what I needed to get me started with multilevel data."
"Interactive style and teaching excellent; very useful, worthwhile and enjoyable."
Thursday 4th April 2013 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Great course... very comprehensive and very practical."
"Good balance... plenty of independent exercises which allows you to figure out your own mistakes... this aids learning."
"Examples and exercises using real data are really valuable."
Wednesday 3rd April 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"I thought the balance was just right... it was a long day but we covered a lot, and the exercises provided a useful way to try it for yourself."
"Very useful introduction to Mplus... an excellent introduction for beginners and also those with some experience."
"Fast and polite and useful answers to my queries!"
Tuesday 2nd April 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"It made me think about things I should include in my analysis that I hadn't previously thought of."
"Very good - I liked how there were exercises in between the teaching rather than just at the end, so I didn't forget what I was doing."
"Thank you - very accessible and mostly easy to follow! You're an excellent stats teacher and facilitated my learning."
Wednesday 9th January 2013 - Latent Growth Curve Modelling using MPlus
"Very good - I really enjoyed the exercises and the practical hands-on approach of the course."
"You get an excellent grasp of LGM whilst attending this seminar - Chris takes participants through material step-by-step and he makes complex analyses seem pretty easy!"
"Thanks for a great course - I am excited about applying these new methods."
"Very good - a really good background to LGMs at the start made the exercises easier to conceptualise."
Tuesday 8th January 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Thanks for another fantastic course - feel confident enough to go ahead and apply SEM."
"The pace of the course and the balance between lectures and exercises was very good."
"The perfect amount of info - I felt challenged but able to learn and use the information."
Monday 7th January 2013 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Excellent instructor, excellent material, ready-to-use information - keep up the great job!"
"The courses were extremely helpful... the use of clear examples and workbooks really helps with gaining a deeper understanding of what you do and why."
"Excellent. The workbook is great and makes the course very easy to follow."
Friday 4th January 2013 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"I liked the way there was a good mix of talked through practicals and ones to do on our own... balance between stats method and practical teaching was excellent."
"Excellent intro to SEM and Mplus."
"Just the right amount - stretching but not overwhelming."
Thursday 3rd January 2013 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"The handouts are useful… I like the fact that they are comprehensive and fully explained."
"Excellent - I enjoyed the style and delivery."
"Very well taught. It was refreshing to come on the course - certainly helped demistify stats!"
Friday 29th June 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Hands on nature of training gave me motivation to explore my own data with SEM."
"I never thought I could sit through a full days stats training but Chris's course design mixes so many different activities and interesting an enthusiatic presentations that kept me awake and fully engaged!"
"Great venue, great handouts, brilliant course, thank you!"
Tuesday 26th June 2012 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
""Very interesting and useful."
"I liked the simplicity of instruction in making concepts and jargon easy to understand."
"Exercises were very helpful."
Thursday 29th March 2012 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"The explanation of the regression equations and the explaianing of them in greatd detail was particularly valuable... I have never been able to suss out regression formulas but now I do."
"Not too much and not too little... very good."
"Made me feel more cofident with MLM... Chris is a great communicator, explains stats for non-stats people well."
Friday 6th January 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"For an SEM beginner, it's a perfect course!"
"Very good balance... very nice and accessible!"
Thursday 5th January 2012 - Introduction to Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Excellent balance between teaching and exercises."
"Very well-presented and user-friendly given the complexity of the topic."
"Fantastic course - would like to do again!"
"Chris is clearly a gifted and experiencesd stats trainer."
Wednesday 4th January 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"From zero to SEM here in one single day!"
"Good job - my brain is full!"
Friday 1st July 2011 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Everything was very comprehensively covered & questions were answered satisfactorily."
"Really excellent course - thanks a million."
"The level and pace were among the best I've experienced in a stats course."
"Both instructors were very knowledgeable and gave very clear explanations of the concepts and model outputs."
"It was the first stats/computing course I can remember going on where I was still keeping up at the end!"
Thursday 30th June 2011 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Very well taught."
"A highly useful introduction to multilevel modelling."
"Paced really well and nicely structured."
"I really enjoyed it! I will recommend it, of course."
Wednesday 29th June 2011 - Data Management using SPSS Syntax
"Very good course overall - can't wait to start back on my data in a HUGELY more efficient way!"
"I liked the informal style and mix of explanation and practice."
"Very good and well organised course."
"This [course] provided a solid grounding to understanding what I am doing with data."
"Each exercise was explained brilliantly."
Tuesday 14th December 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Balance was good, lots of opportunities to try out the code - really useful and learned a lot."
"As a reluctant statistician I found this course incredibly useful, accessible, and dare I say it, enjoyable."
"Very useful intro with excellent material."
"Good - lots of exercises but (subject) explained well."
"Very informative and I got some new ideas of how to analyse my own data... quite excited to get started myself now."
"Clear and understandable. Not at all like other stats courses I have attended. Kept engaged at all times."
"Best explanations of SEM I have experienced by far!"
Monday 13th December 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Appreciated opportunity to understand background and THEN the application."
"Very much enjoyed the course - great to be able to ask so many questions."
"Overall an excellent course - would recommend to others."
"I've tried to get into SEM before without much success. After today I have a good grasp of the concepts and feel confident to use Mplus,
thanks to the excellent teaching... a day well spent!"
Thursday 11th November 2010 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Good balance between theory and practical application... excellent course, very user-friendly."
"Excellent lecturer - someone who has really thought hard on how to teach this complex material."
"Thank you! I am now buzzing with research ideas and can understand my own projects/data much better."
Friday 2nd July 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Theory covered was made very clear; the balance was good as it gave equal time to understanding and applying."
"Clearly explained and questions answered well... course books and sticks are really useful.
Have been to two courses and both were really well taught in a friendly environment."
"Great support from both Chris and Charlotte."
"Very good course covering the knowledge that I wanted."
"Made a complex topic seem easy to handle. Very well explained with lots of examples."
Tuesday 29th June 2010 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Great balance - enough exercises to make sense of teaching, enough teaching to cover ground and inform exercises."
"Thanks very much - I enjoyd the session and am looking forward to trying my new skills on my own data."
"Excellent introduction! I now feel confident to try this on my own data and to read further."
Monday 28th June, 2010 - Multiple Regression Analysis using SPSS
"Very worthwhile course!"
"The structure of the lectures summarizes a number of complex concepts very effectively, and with an eye to immediate applications."
"Lectures were great, so easy to digest; a very applied, very practical course, great lecturer, lots of enthusiasm."
"Very good presenting; kept it lively throughout."
Wednesday 16th December 2009 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Course notes were excellent."
"The course organisation worked very well, on the whole it was a very informative and smooth running course" ."
Friday 27th November 2009 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Enjoyed it and would recommend to others."
"The whole day was useful."
"Very good day - I really liked the course - thanks Chris & Charlotte!"
Thursday 26th November 2009 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"This course was extremely useful and clear!"
"Lecturer was very helpful and understanding - responded to all questions."
"Quite a lot of information to take in but notes are excellent & very helpful to go over areas later."
Friday 13th November 2009 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Very good introduction and overview - covered a lot without moving too quickly."
"Great course - both Chris' instruction and Charlotte's help! Thanks!"
"Another exemplary course! Thank you."
Thursday 12th November 2009 - Data Management using SPSS Syntax
"I found this course to be one of the most useful stats courses I've been to!"
"Very expertly delivered."
"An exemplary course - highly recommend to anyone who will be using SPSS relatively regularly."
Wednesday 24th June, 2009 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"The course gave me confidence to go ahead and try out SEM with my own datasets."
"Excellent course book - will be very useful to look back at for future reference."
"3rd course on SEM attended, by far the clearest. Highly recommend all of Chris' classes."
Tuesday 23rd June, 2009 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"I found this really useful - good balance of theory and practice."
"This course has been extremely helpful and the resources supplied will continue to be so."
"Invaluable and I will be attending future courses."
"Having been on a MLM course before I still had lots of lightbulb moments which I wasn't expecting."
Monday 22nd June, 2009 - Multiple Regression Analysis using SPSS
"Excellent, very useful & well delivered."
"Thank you - the most useful day I have spent in a long time!"
"Lecturer was very good and he made SPSS/Regression appealing!"
Wednesday 12th November, 2008 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"A really well organised and useful course so well done" ."
"It's a very good combination having your explanations, a good set of course notes and the stuff on the memory sticks."
"I found the teaching section on longitudinal data the most valuable as it was very relevant and I could relate it to my own data."
Tuesday 11th November, 2008 - Multiple Regression Analysis using SPSS
"Again, an excellent course."
Monday 10th November, 2008 - Scale construction: EFA, CFA and reliability analysis
"Clarified my understanding about communalities and eigenvalues. Nice introduction to CFA and the software."
"I liked the setup between practice/lecture. Was great. Also It was great to have Charlotte as a further person to approach with queries!"
Tuesday 17th June, 2008 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Thanks. Great seminar. Just what I was after."
"Very well planned for a 1 day course."
"The datafiles on the memory stick - GREAT IDEA! The handbook is also EXCELLENT."
Monday 16th June, 2008 - Using SPSS syntax for Data Management
"The course was pitched at the right level and the day proved very useful indeed."
"I found the course very informative and useful."
Inhouse Courses and Conference Workshops
Leeds University Business School, June 2017 -
Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus / Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus / Multilevel Modelling using Mplus
"Absolutely loved it! Grateful for everything I've learned and the resources."
"Great content with sufficient depth and detail."
"Loved the use of analogies to explain things in a simple language."
EAWOP 2017, Dublin, May 2017 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"A great workshop and your guide and direction also were great! Your experience and practice on these courses is very evident.
Thanks a lot, very useful indeed.."
"I found the booklet and the tables we had to fill in extremely useful. The models were clearly broken down and it was helpful to see how each addition explained variance/made the model stronger."
Manchester University Business School, July 2014 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"You made a tricky subject quite easy to understand and your teaching style was very open. I did not have a problem asking questions or asking for information to be repeated if needed."
"Excellent balance... I liked the structure of the day with more of a focus on teaching in the morning with more practical exercises in the afternoon. I think this helped to aid both understanding and maintain focus."
Business School, Kingston University, July 2012 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Very clear explanations and excellent examples made this a great introduction to using multi-level modelling in my own research. Thank you."
"Very good. It is nice getting some background first then trying it out. This was my first experience with SPSS (I use SAS) but I found it quite easy."
Department of Psychology, London South Bank University, May 2012 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Thanks for your workshop yesterday - it was a really useful and well presented event."
"It was a great course. I wasn't sure how I would do but the pace and level was great and I managed to learn a lot on the day."
MGSM, Sydney, Australia, April 2012 - Using SPSS syntax for Data Management, Multiple Regression using SPSS, Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"The lecturer really seemed to understand the matter and made it interesting through various exercises he provided."
"I thought the workshop was really good and helpful. especially the material provided by Chris."
"Knowleageble and was always helpful when I needed clarifications. Also very patient."
"Very knowledgeable to SPSS, very enthusiastic. The facilitator's expertise together with good preparation had enhanced the flow of the class."
Dept of Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh, March 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"Very good - it was helpful to have the one-to-one help available too."
"Presented very well in a very clear and friendly way. It was very valuable and enjoyable."
"I really enjoyed the day and your teaching style is particularly clear and accessible."
University College, London, January 2012 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"The course was very well structured; I especially enjoyed the lectures and the step-by-step guide to completing exercises."
"Really good. It is a long day but very rewarding."
"A great introduction to mplus and I thoroughly enjoyed the day."
Ministry of Justice, March 2011 - Using SPSS syntax for Data Management
"I found lots of the course valuable. In particular I found the section on data entry very useful for me personally.
I also learnt new commands that I haven't used before, and lots of tips which I found extremely valuable. I thought the teaching and course was excellent."
"I really learnt a lot that I will bring back and use."
Ministry of Justice, March 2011 - Multiple Regression Analysis / Logistic Regression Analysis using SPSS
"I think the right amount was covered, I am not that confident in SPSS but the topics covered really helped gain a better understanding."
"I think the course was delivered really well and I liked the exercise and then teaching."
UEA, November 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"The discussion of how to run commands was important for people without programming skills... really pleased with the course."
"Excellent course - good balance of teaching and exercises."
Southampton University, October 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"A great stepping stone into SEM."
"My PhD analysis is primarily based on path analyses - I feel far more confident using this method now!"
Cardiff University Dept of Psychological Medicine, July 2010 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using MPlus
"A really helpful introduction to Mplus."
"Good introduction to MPlus so I can try stuff myself."
Southampton University, November 2009 - Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus
"Very clear, easy to understand."
"Really useful for those people who are using questionnaires in their studies."
DCSF, July-August 2009 - Using SPSS syntax for Data Management // Multiple Regression using SPSS
"Impressed by the quality of the course; tutor was willing to take additional questions at the end… and also further questions by email."
"Very useful - would highly recommend."
"This code is absolutely awesome! It's saved me literally hours."
EAWOP Conference, May 2009 - Multilevel Modelling using SPSS
"Thank you for your very interesting workshop. I guess I have learned a lot."
"Thank you! I hope to enjoy your workshops in the next EAWOP congress."
"I found the workshop really useful."
Durham Business School, March-May 2009 - Multiple courses
"A valuable day."
"Found the section on interaction effects particularly useful for my own research."
"The syntax was a revelation."
"Met expectations, enjoyed it, and found it useful."
DCSF, January 2009 - Multiple courses
"Course very useful for further understanding of multiple regression."
"Trainer is very good and the small sessions help get through a lot of complex content in a short time."
"Trainer explained the concepts very well."