Workshop 1: Introduction to Statistical Modelling (4 days)
The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) will be running an introductory Statistical Modelling workshop to introduce basic modelling methods.
This workshop will take place 12th – 15th January 2016. The 4 day course is taught using methods that can be widely applied but is illustrated using an Environmental Impact Assessment case study (using a large scale offshore windfarm). This course starts at a very basic level and covers the following:
- Exploratory data analysis: graphical illustrations (e.g. histograms, boxplots etc)
- Summary statistics, the basics of parameter estimation and inference (e.g. means, medians, variances)
- Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing (including t-tests and ANOVAs)
- Models for continuous response data:
- Multiple linear models: including model specification, fitting, selection, assessment and interpretation (with a particular focus on interpretation)
- Models for count data and models for binary responses (e.g. presence/absence data):
- Generalized Linear Models (GLMs): including model specification, selection, fitting, diagnostics and interpretation. Accounting for overdispersion will also be covered.
- Models for correlated count data and correlated binary data: Generalized Estimating Equations (GEEs).
The workshops will begin at 09:00 and end at 17:00 each day, with registration at CREEM from 08:45 on the first day.
For information please contact Rhona Rodger at:
Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
University of St Andrews
The Observatory, Buchanan Gardens
Scotland KY16 9LZ
Tel:+44 1334 461842
Fax: +44 1334 461800
Email: [email protected]