Linear Models

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Linear Models

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Scope

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.

Programme
  • 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 information on B&B's and hotels in Wageningen please visit proefwageningen.nl. Another option is Short Stay Wageningen. Furthermore Airbnb offers several rooms in the area. Note that besides the restaurants in Wageningen, there are also options to have dinner at 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.

  EARLY-BIRD FEE 2 REGULAR FEE 2
PE&RC / SENSE / WASS / EPS PhD candidates with an approved TSP € 225,- € 275,-
a) All other PhD candidates
b) Postdocs and staff of the above mentioned Graduate Schools
€ 490,- € 540,-
All others € 715,- € 765,-

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

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More information

Claudius van de Vijver (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116
Email: claudius.vandevijver@wur.nl

Lennart Suselbeek (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485426
Email: lennart.suselbeek@wur.nl

Registration

This course is currently closed for registration, and will re-open once a new edition of this course is scheduled.