The aim of the course is to increase the participant’s understanding of research methodology and to
provide the skills needed for critical evaluation of research results in order to deal with strength and
weaknesses of different types of research methods and with research ethics. Additionally, to provide
students with a working knowledge of the basic concepts underlying the most important multivariate
data analysis. To be able to use exploratory and confirmatory multivariate statistical methods properly,
to prepare data for analysis and to carry out multivariate statistical techniques and methods in order to
interpret outputs and to present results of a complex nature. To be able to read the scientific literature
and comprehend the use (and misuse) of multivariate analysis methodologies reported by study authors. This course is designed to develop quantitative and analytic thinking skills, research presentation skills and conduct research. Additionally, this course introduces the basic concepts of multivariate statistics and provides an overview of the available methods.