15-16 January 2015 and 19-22 January 2015
The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) will be running two Statistical Modelling workshops to introduce both basic and more advanced modelling methods. The first workshop is a two day introductory course and the second a four day workshop on spatial modelling methods for correlated data.
Both courses will take place in our purpose-built facilities at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. The course will comprise both taught and practical sessions.
The content of the courses are below:
1) Introduction to Statistical Modelling (2 days)
This workshop will take place 15th – 16th January 2015 and will cover Linear Models and Generalised Linear Models to help participants analyse continuous, presence/absence and count data.
2) Spatial Modelling Methods for Correlated Data (4 days)
This workshop will take place 19th – 22nd January 2015 and cover one dimensional and two dimensional smoothing using more traditional and recently developed methods. The correlated aspect of the data is addressed using Generalised Estimating Equations (GEEs).
Both courses will be heavily data (and practical) based and the methods will be illustrated using large scale offshore wind farm data. The R software package will be used for the workshop-based practical’s. Computer sessions take place in our computer classroom (attached to the seminar room) and participants can use our computers or bring their own laptops.
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.
The number of participants on each workshop will be restricted to 35. Places will be filled on a first-come, first served basis on the receipt of a completed registration form and payment in full.
Workshop 1 – Introduction to Statistical Modelling (2 days)
Fee – 300.00 GBP, for a regular participant (250.00 GBP, for a registered student)
Workshop 2 – Spatial Modelling Methods for Correlated Data (4 days)
Fee – 650.00 GBP, for a regular participant (550.00 GBP, for a registered student)
Workshops 1 & 2 – attending both workshops
Fee – 900.00 GBP, for a regular participant (750.00 GBP, for a registered student)
Fees cover tuition, all course materials, tea/coffee breaks and lunches.
Payment is made via the University Online Payment Service, please follow this link to the payment site.
These workshops subsidise our charitable teaching of statistical modelling in Africa. In previous years, workshops have been held in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa (University of Limpopo, University of Cape Town, Kruger National Park) and Ghana.
Location and Travel
Information is available here.
Accommodation information is available here.
Please complete the registration form below and submit:
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