At the end of this course, you will be able to:
In summary, you will be able to implement and interpret multidimensional exploratory analyses.
Exploratory multivariate data analysis is studied and teached in a French-way since a long time in France. This course focuses on four essential and basic methods, those with the largest potential in terms of applications: principal component analysis (PCA) when variables are quantitative, correspondence analysis (CA) and multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) when variables are categorical and clustering. An extension to Multiple Factor Analysis (MFA) will give you the opportunity to analyse more complex dataset that are structured by groups.
We hope that with this course, the participant will be fully equipped (theory, examples, software) to confront multivariate real-life data.
This course is application-oriented; formalism and mathematics writing have been reduced as much as possible while examples and intuition have been emphasized and the numerous exercises done with FactoMineR (a package of the free R software) will make the participant efficient and reliable face to data analysis.
This course will be held in English. It has been designed for scientists whose aim is not to become statisticians but who feel the need to analyze the data themselves. It is therefore addressed to practitioners who are confronted with the analysis of data in marketing, surveys, ecology, biology, geography, etc.
An undergraduate level is quite sufficient to capture all the concepts introduced.
Basic knowledges in statistics are necessary, such as: correlation coefficient, chi-squared test, one-way ANOVA.
On the sofware side, an introduction to the R language is sufficient, at least at first.
To follow this course, you have the choice between two formulas. The DISCOVERY path gives you access to videos, quizzes and exchanges in the forum. Additionnaly, the QUALIFYING path gives you access to a qualifying exam.
- Discovery path
If you opt for this path, you will have access to the videos, the quizzes, the self-corrected exercises and the exchanges in the forum. For this path, no certificate will be delivered. The registration is free.
- Qualifying path
In addition to the activities offered in the DISCOVERY path, the QUALIFYING formula will allow you to obtain a certificate in the form of a "certificate". To do this, you will have to take an exam, monitored remotely, lasting 1 hour and 30, consisting of 20 multiple choice questions (MCQ) and obtaining 10 correct answers.
The registration fee for the qualifying course is 60€.
You are free to:
Under the following terms: