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Prior SPSS knowledge is a plus, but we will walk you through all the steps when using SPSS to run our analyses.

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Mediation, moderation, moderated mediation and mediated moderation models (conditional indirect effects), and multilevel analysis

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    How to run mediation, moderation, conditional indirect effect and multilevel models and interpret the results

Skills you will gain

Data MediationMultilevel ModelData AnalysisData ModelData Moderation
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Prior SPSS knowledge is a plus, but we will walk you through all the steps when using SPSS to run our analyses.

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Mediation and Moderation

Welcome to the first week of our research methods course! We'll start with mediation analysis, following by parallel mediation, serial mediation, and moderation. Mediation is all about the mechanisms connecting the independent variable and dependent variable. Moderation refers to the circumstances under which the independent variable influences the dependent variable. By the end of this week, you will know how, when, and where the independent variable influences the dependent variable and how to theorize and conduct analysis using SPSS....
Reading
9 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
What Is Mediation?9m
Introduction to SPSS4m
Running a Mediation Model10m
Conducting a Parallel Mediation Analysis8m
Conducting Serial Mediation Analysis9m
Moderation Overview5m
Conducting Moderation Analysis: Understanding the Outputs6m
Conducting Moderation Analysis: Plotting Interactions5m
Reading1 reading
Course Overview and Requirements10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz on Mediation and Moderation36m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Conditional Indirect Effects

Now that you know more about mediation and moderation, let's take a look at conditional indirect effects models, which are a combination of mediation and moderation models. First we will get to the heart of the differences between moderated mediation and mediated moderation models.This will allow you to fully understand the relationships between independent variables and dependent variables. By the end of the module, you will be able to theorize about conditional indirect effect models on SPSS and to test which path of the mediation model is affected by the moderator. Then you'll dive into SPSS, run different models, and learn how to interpret the results. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 69 min), 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Testing Mediated Moderation Models: Steps 1-25m
Testing Mediated Moderation Models: Steps 3-56m
Moderated Mediation Models Overview7m
Testing First Stage Moderated Mediation Models8m
Second Stage Moderated Mediation Models Overview5m
Testing Second Stage Moderated Mediation Models9m
Dual Stage Moderated Mediation Models Overview5m
Testing Dual Stage Moderated Mediation Models11m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz on Conditional Indirect Effects36m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Multilevel Analysis

Now that you know how to run mediation, moderation, and conditional indirect effect analyses, we can turn our attention to multilevel models. Multilevel models are statistical models of parameters that vary at more than one level. Think about employees nested in departments, or departments nested in firms. You will learn the importance of multilevel analysis to your research and get familiar with multilevel analysis language. By the end of this module, you will be able to use HLM software to run multilevel models and interpret the results....
Reading
4 videos (Total 35 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Multilevel Models Technical Elements5m
Conducting Multilevel Analysis and Centering10m
Conducting Multilevel Analysis and Interpreting Outputs8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz on Multilevel Analysis36m

Instructor

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Cristiano Guarana

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Darden School of Business

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