Linear Models

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Linear Models

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In this module we continue with Regression, ANOVA, and ANCOVA, set in the general framework of Linear Models. We see this module as the central module, and advise all participants to partake as it forms the basis of other advanced modules such as "Generalized Linear Models" and "Mixed Linear Models". We look at topics like parameter estimation and interpretation, checking model assumptions, regression diagnostics, analysis of unbalanced designs and multiple comparisons. The main statistical software used in this course is R.

  • Day 1, morning: Introduction to linear models
  • Day 1, afternoon: Regression analysis
  • Day 2, morning: Regression analysis / Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Day 2, afternoon: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) / Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA)
  • Day 3, morning: Special topics: many regressors, regression diagnostics, multiple comparisons
  • Day 3, afternoon: Special topics: model validation, model averaging; case study + discussion own research (if time allows)
General information
Target Group The course is aimed at PhD candidates and other academics
Group Size 24 participants
Course duration 3 days
Language of instruction English
Frequency of recurrence Once a year (Summer)
Number of credits 0.9 ECTS
Lecturers Dr. Gerrit Gort (Biometris, Wageningen University)
Prior knowledge Knowledge of Basic Statistics and some experience with the software package R are assumed
Location Wageningen University Campus
Options for accommodation Accommodation is not included in the fee of the course, but there are several possibilities in Wageningen. For non-WUR PE&RC members 50% of the accommodation costs can be reimbursed with a maximum of €30,- per night, please contact the PE&RC Office ( for more information.
For information on B&B's and hotels in Wageningen please visit Another option is Short Stay Wageningen. Furthermore Airbnb offers several rooms in the area. Finally, there are a number of groups on Facebook where students announce subrent possibilities and things like that. Examples include: Wageningen Room Subrent, Wageningen Room Sublets, Room Rent Wageningen, and Wageningen Student Plaza. Note that besides the restaurants in Wageningen, there are also options to have dinner on Wageningen Campus.


Fees 1

Generally, the following fees apply for this course, but note that the actual fees may be somewhat different for the next edition of this course.

PE&RC / WIMEK / VLAG / WIAS / WASS / EPS PhD candidates with an approved TSP € 150,- € 200-
PE&RC postdocs and staff € 300,- € 350,-
All other academic participants € 340,- € 390,-
Non-academic participants € 490,- € 540,-

1 The course fee includes a reader, coffee/tea, and lunches. It does not include accommodation (NB: options for accommodation are given above)
2 The Early-Bird Fee generally applies to anyone who REGISTERS AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE


More information

Dr. Gerrit Gort
Phone: +31 (0) 317 483570

Claudius van de Vijver (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116


At this moment, this course is not scheduled yet. However, if you register your interest in this activity below, we will inform you as soon as the course is scheduled and registration of participation is opened.