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Monday Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 June 2024 


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 Min. 15 / Max. 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. Evert Jan Bakker (Biometris, Wageningen University)
Prior knowledge Knowledge of Basic Statistics and some experience with the software package R are assumed
Location Wageningen Campus, Building Forum, Room B0106
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
PE&RC / WIMEK / VLAG / WIAS / WASS / EPS PhD candidates with an approved TSP and EngD candidates € 160,- € 210-
PE&RC postdocs and staff € 320,- € 370,-
All other academic participants € 360,- € 410,-
Non-academic participants € 680,- € 730,-

1 The course fee includes a digital reader.
2 The Early-Bird Fee applies to anyone who REGISTERS ON OR BEFORE 4 APRIL 2024


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PE&RC Cancellation Conditions
  • Up to 4 (four) weeks prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge.
  • Up to 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the course, 50% of the participation fee will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation within two weeks prior to the start of the course or no show, 100% of the participation fee will be charged.

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More information

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

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


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