Workshop 1: Introduction to Statistical Modelling (4 days)

Mary Woodcock Kroble
Friday 25 September 2015
Start date: 12 January 2016 - End date: 15 January 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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
St. Andrews
Scotland KY16 9LZ
Tel:+44 1334 461842
Fax: +44 1334 461800
Email: [email protected]

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