Utbildnings- och kultursociologi
Sociology of Education and Culture at Uppsala University
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URL of this page is www.skeptron.uu.se/ broady/sec/k-16.gda.htm
(forskarutbildningskurs), Sept-–Oct. 2016
Intensive lectures and workshops during the week 12–16 Sept
Arranged by SEC (Sociology of Education and Culture), Uppsala University
News 20 Oct. 2016: A collection of Brigitte Le Roux' slides used during the course is now available (pdf-format, 118 slides)
Invited guest teachers:
Brigitte Le Roux, CEVIPOF/CNRS (Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po), and Université René Descartes, Paris — Web site
Philippe Bonnet, Université René Descartes, Paris
Mireille Gettler Summa, CEREMADE (CEntre de REcherche en MAthématiques de la DEcision), CNRS, Université Paris-Dauphine — Web site
Time: Monday 12 Sept. – Friday 16 Sept. 2014, i.e. five full days. The first two and a half day introductory, the last days more advanced.
Location: Uppsala University. All lectures and work sessions take place at room 11:130, Blåsenhus, von Kraemers allé 1.
Blåsenhus is a high-tech buiding with glass front, close to Uppsala Castle and the Botanic Garden, see See maps or visit http://katalog.uu.se/map and search for "Blåsenhus".
mikael börjesson (email@example.com) + 46 (0) 73 762 70 25
This course gives a general introduction to basic mathematics of geometrical data analysis, comprising of, for example, multiple correspondence analysis and Euclidean cluster analysis. The course will also exemplify and discuss how these methods can be applied to studies in Social Sciences and Humanities.
The course is offered to researchers, PhD-students and Master students.
Also those who have attended our earlier courses on Geometric Data Analysis (GDA) and correspondence analysis are welcome to participate in this one, and especially the latter part. New stuff will probably be offered.
Course materials will be available at this web page.
Information is also to be found at
Each participant is supposed to bring a laptop with the statistical programme SPSS and SPAD (when needed, you will get a trial version for the course a few days in advance) installed. Make sure that you have some amount of disk space available. If this causes difficulties, please contact the course coordinators in advance.
We recommend the use of the most recent version of the SPAD software,
This version includes special features (i.a. specific MCA as well as tools for the construction of concentration and confidence ellipses) developed by Brigitte Le Roux et al.
Before the start of the course the participants will receive information on how to download and install SPAD on their laptops. For more information please contact Mikael Börjesson <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Admission: To apply for admission send an e-mail to email@example.com soon as possible.
Monday Sept. 12
10.15-12.00 STATISTICAL LECTURE. Brigitte Le Roux: What is Geometric Data Analysis (GDA)? Basic Geometric Notions (cloud of points, mean point, variance, standard deviation). Principal Axes of a Euclidean Cloud.
13.15-15.00 WORK SESSION: SPAD.
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-17.30 WORK SESSION: Presentation of participants own research.
Tuesday Sept. 13
10:15-12.00 STATISTICAL LECTURE. Brigitte Le Roux: What is MCA (Multiple Correspondence Analysis)?
13.15-15.00 WORK SESSION: SPAD.
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-17.30 SOCIOLOGICAL LECTURE. Donald Broady: Pioneers of correspondence analysis: Benzécri, Bourdieu, Rouanet and Le Roux
Wednesday Sept. 14
10:15-12.00 STATISTICAL LECTURE. Brigitte Le Roux: Euclidean Clustering
13.15-15.00 SOCIOLOGICAL LECTURE. Mikael Börjesson et al: Cultural capital in the elite subfield of Swedish higher education
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-17.30 WORK SESSION. Work with own data
19.00 DINNER AT BIZTRON, SMEDSGRÄND 11
Thursday Sept. 15
10:15-12.00 STATISTICAL LECTURE: Mireille Gettler Summa: Exploring Textual Data
13.15-15.00 WORK SESSION: SPAD and Text Mining
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-17.30 WORK SESSION. Work on own data
Friday Sept. 16
10.15-12.00 STATISTICAL LECTURE AND SOCIOLOGICAL LECTURE. Brigitte Le Roux & Philippe Bonnet: Class Specific Analysis. Theory and Practise.
13.15-15.00 WORK SESSION: Work on own data
15.30-16.00 CONCLUDING PART
ALL LECTURES AND WORK SESSIONS TAKE PLACE AT ROOM 11:130, BLÅSENHUS, VON KRAEMERS ALLÉ 1.
The mathematician Brigitte Le Roux is an associate researcher at CEVIPOF/CNRS (Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po), and also since many years affiliated to the laboratory of Applied Mathematics (MAP5/CNRS and l'Université Paris Descartes).
She did complete her doctoral dissertation with J.-P. Benzécri and has written several books with the late Henry Rouanet. Among the books written by Brigitte Le Roux and Henry Rouanet are the standard work Geometric Data Analysis. From Correspondence Analysis to Structured Data Analysis (Kluwer, 2004) and Multiple Correspondence Analysis (Sage, 2010)
Today Brigitte Le Roux is world leading specialist in the French "analyse des données" tradition. This statistical tradition, founded by Jean-Paul Benzécri in the 1960's and the 1970's, has in recent years often been called "Geometric Data Analysis." It includes methods such as Correspondence Analysis (CA), Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) and versions of Euclidean Classification. In the social sciences the most well-known application is multiple correspondence analyses of the distribution of individuals and properties within "social fields" in Bourdieu's sense, but the tradition has much more to offer.
Brigitte Le Roux and Henry Rouanet have not only been the most prominent trustees of Jean-Paul Benzécri's scholarly heritage. They have also made significant contributions of their own—such as "specific multiple correspondence analysis" and the visualisation programme EyeLID—that are used in current research, particularly by social scientists inspired by the works by Pierre Bourdieu and his collaborators. Brigitte Le Roux and Henry Rouanet were among Pierre Bourdieu's close collaborators during his last years and did for example take part in the Bourdieu's last empirical study, on the French field of publishers (reported in Actes, no 126-127, March 1999) where he for the first time made use of the specific multiple correspondence analysis. Outside of France, Brigitte Le Roux and Henry Rouanet have taken part in studies on lifestyles in the United Kingdom, in the Norwegian study on power and in a series of studies on Swedish fields of higher education and culture.
Philippe Bonnet, CNRS social psychologist and statistician at the Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology Laboratory (LPNCog) of l'Université René Descartes, Paris , who has during many years collaborated with M. Henry Rouanet and Mme Brigitte Le Roux.
Miriella Gettler Summa, specialist in the analysis of textual data. Researcher at CEREMADE (CEntre de REcherche en MAthématiques de la DEcision), CNRS, located at l'Université Paris-Dauphine..
Collection of slides by Brigitte Le Roux, used during the GDA course 12–18 Sept. 2016 (pdf-format, 118 slides)
From an earlier course:
The following material was created by Brigitte Le Roux for the Uppsala course on GDA in September 2012:
The following material was created Brigitte Le Roux and Henry Rouanet for the Uppsala course on Correspondence Analysis in September 2006.
Geometric Data Analysis:
I - Overview of Geometric Data Analysis
II - Basic Notions of Geometric Data Analysis
III - Introduction to Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA)
IV - Introduction to Euclidean Clustering
V - Structured Data Analysis
VI - Inductive Data Analysis
Philippe Bonnet & Brigitte Le Roux: Geometric
Data Analysis. Application to a Racism Survey
Brigitte le Roux, Mikael Börjesson, Philippe Bonnet: Performing Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) USING SPAD 1 (VERSION 6.5)
See also the paper publication Le Roux, Brigitte & Henry Rouanet: Multiple Correspondence Analysis, Sage, QASS n°163, CA: Thousand Oaks, 2010, and Brigitte Le Roux's website
For some of the exercises during the course several
datasets will be used (Culture example, Taste example). These datasets are used
in examples in the book Le Roux & Rouanet, Geometric Data Analysis,
op.cit., 2004, or Le Roux & Rouanet, Multiple
Correspondence Analysis, op.cit., 2010.
"Taste example": dataset in Excel format (200 KB)
"Culture example": dataset in SPSS format (56 KB)
"Culture example": dataset in SPAD format (137 KB)
Le Roux, Brigitte & Henry Rouanet: Multiple Correspondence Analysis. London: Sage, 2010
Le Roux, Brigitte & Henry Rouanet: Geometric Data Analysis. From Correspondence Analysis to Structured Data Analysis. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, cop. 2004
Benzécri, J.-P.: L'analyse des données 2 L'analyse des correspondances. Paris: Dunod, 1973
Benzécri, J.-P.: Correspondence Analysis Handbook. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1992
Lebart, Ludovic, Alain Morineau & Kenneth M. Warwick: Multivariate Descriptive Statistical Analysis: Correspondence Analysis and Related Techniques for Large Matrices. New York: Wiley, 1984.
Ludovic Lebart, Salem, André & Berry Lisette: Exploring Textual Data, Springer, 1997/1998, ISBN: 978-90-481-4942-1 (Print) 978-94-017-1525-6 (Digital)
Le Roux, Brigitte: Analyse géométrique des données multidimensionnelles, Dunod, Paris, 2014.
Bergström, Ylva & Tobias Dalberg: "Political Position-taking. The Case of Young Citizens in a Swedish Rural Mining District", Praktiske Grunde. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kultur- og Samfundsvidenskab, No 4 2012, pp. 7-22.
Börjesson, Mikael, Donald Broady, Brigitte Le Roux, Ida Lidegran & Mikael Palme: "Cultural Capital in the Elite Subfield of Swedish Higher Education", Poetics. International Review for the Theory of Literature, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2016.02.004
Ekelund, Bo & Mikael Börjesson: "Comparing Literary Worlds : An Analysis of the Spaces of Fictional Universes in the Work of Two US Prose Fiction debut cohorts, 1940 and 1955, Poetics. International Review for the Theory of Literature, vol. 33 (2005) No 5-6 (October- December 2005)
Denord, Francois, Johs. Hjellbrekke, Olav Korsnes, Frédéric Lebaron & Brigitte Le Roux: "Social Capital in the Field of Power. The Case of Norway", Sociological Review (Oxford), Vol. 59 (2011) No 1 2009, pp. 86-108.
Hjellbrekke, Johs; et. al.: "The Norwegian Field of Power Anno 2000", European Societies (Taylor & Francis, London), Vol. 9, No 2 2007, pp. 245-273.
Lebaron, Frédéric: "Economists and the Economic Order : The Field of Economists and the Field of Power in France", European Societies (Taylor & Francis, London), Vol. 3, nr. 12001, pp. 91-110.
Lebaron, Frédéric & Brigitte Le Roux. (eds): La méthodologie de Pierre Bourdieu en action: espace culturel, espace social et analyse des données. Dunod, Paris, 2015.
Le Roux, Brigitte; Henry Rouanet, Mike Savage & Alan Warde: "Class and Cultural Division in the UK", Sociology. The Journal of the British Sociological Association, Vol. 42 (2008), pp. 1049-1071.
Melldahl, Andreas & Mikael Börjesson: "Charting the Social Space. The Case of Sweden in 1990, pp. 135-156 in Coulangeon, Philippe & Julien Duval (eds.): The Routledge companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction'. London: Routledge, 2015.
Rouanet, Henry, Werner Ackermann & Brigitte Le Roux: "The Geometric Analysis of Questionnaires. The Lesson of Bourdieu's La Distinction", BMS. Bulletin of Sociological Methodology / Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique (Sage Publications), Vol. 65, No. 1 2000, pp. 5-18
Suppes, Patrick: Individual Differences in Online and Computer-Based Learning : Gifted and Other Diverse Populations. Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2013. See Chapter 3: Le Roux, Brigitte and Henry Rouanet: "Geometric Analysis of Individual Differences."
Le Roux, Brigitte and Henry Rouanet: Geometric Analysis of Individual Differences, 2003, to be downloaded from EPGY (Educational Program for Gifted Youth), Stanford University, http://epgy.stanford.edu/research/ (36 pages)
And other articles (100 pages).