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2014 Summer School “Using R for personality research”

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We love R because it's the most sophisticated and flexible statistics program - and it's free!

We love R because it's the most sophisticated and flexible statistics program - and it's free!

published: 26.03.2014 by Jaap Denissen (Editor)

Date: August 23-28, 2014
Location: Bertinoro, Italy
Organizers: William Revelle & Marco Perugini

Supported by:

  • European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP)
  • Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP)
  • International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)

R is an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation, and graphical display that is particularly useful for psychological and personality scientists. The aim of this summer school is to make participants familiar with the R package as it can be used for substantive research questions in personality psychology. The summerschool will start from the basic notions of R, including simple standard descriptive statistics, graphical approaches, and basic statistical techniques, and then move to more advanced issues, including classic and IRT psychometric approaches, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, social interactions model, and data simulation. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own data for analyses under supervision of faculty members. The maximum number of participants is 30.

Teaching faculty includes:

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

Conference Site
http://www.ceub.it/ (It is possible to switch on the English version)

Participation Costs

"All-inclusive package" including fees, accommodation, wireless internet access, breakfasts, lunches, welcome and farewell dinner:

  • 300 € (single room)
  • 250 € (double room)

A limited number of scholarships is provided and will be assigned to applicants from countries of lower income economies. Please specify in the application letter if you intend to apply for a scholarship.


Please send your application including a 1 page letter of intent and a Curriculum Vitae via e-mail attachment (pdf or WORD file) to both:

  • marco.perugini@unimib.it
  • revelle@northwestern.edu

Deadline for applications: April 22, 2014
You should be informed about acceptance before May 7, 2014

Section: Summer schools