Students who complete this course will learn how to use R to implement various modeling procedures – the emphasis is on the software, not the theoretical background of the models. You will explore linear and logistic regression, generalized linear models, general estimating equations and how to use R to analyze longitudinal data. Most of these modeling techniques are covered in separate courses at Statistics.com. If you take this course before studying these models you will probably not gain a full understanding of the more advanced techniques, but you will be better positioned, software-wise, to implement them when and if you take those courses.
- Fit linear regression model
- Fit logistic regression model
- Generalize to the generalized linear model
- Fit Poisson model
- Fit mixed model to longitudinal data
Who Should Take This Course
Anyone who is familiar with R and wants to learn how to use it to build and use statistical models.
The course covers a variety of techniques and at different levels, to meet the needs of different groups of users. Those with minimal-to-moderate statistics preparation will want to spend time on the more extensive presentation of linear regression, and not attempt to complete all the more advanced segments on other methods. Those with more experience in statistics may not require as much time in the early stages, but will be better able to work with the more advanced segments. The goal is to provide guidance in using R to implement various modeling procedures, and not to provide conceptual development of the statistical methods. Most of the modeling techniques described here are covered in separate courses at Statistics.com.
If you take this course first, you will probably not gain a full understanding of the more advanced techniques, but you will be better positioned, software-wise, to implement them when and if you take those courses. If you take the other courses first, you will have a better understanding of the concepts behind the techniques before tackling them in R, but will be less prepared software-wise when you take the conceptual courses. Either approach will work, but each has its own costs and benefits.
Linear Regression, Logistic Regression
- Multiple linear regression with R
- Simple examples, dummy explanatory variables, interpreting regression coefficients; finding a parsimonious model
Generalized Linear Models With R
- Logistic regression with R
- The need for a different model when the response variable is binary, the logistic transform and fitting the model to some simple examples, deviance residuals
- Multiple regression and logistic regression as special cases of the generalized linear model
- The Poisson model for count data.
- The problem of overdispersion
Analyzing Longitudinal Data Using R
- Examples of longitudinal data
- Simple graphics for longitudinal data and simple inference using the summary measure approach
- The ‘long form’ of longitudinal data
- Mixed-effects models for longitudinal data
Generalized Estimating Equations
- Modeling the correlational structure of the repeated measurements
- The generalized estimating equation approach for non-normal response variables in longitudinal data
- The dropout problem
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Homework in this course consists of guided data analysis problems using software and guided data modeling problems using software.
In addition to assigned readings, this course also has practice exercises, and the instructor’s expert write-ups on important concepts.
Course materials will be provided by the instructor.
Students must have access to R.
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