ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to generalised linear models using R and Rstudio (IGLM03) This course will be delivered live
24 March 2021 - 25 March 2021£275.00
This course will now be delivered live by video link in light of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential.
TIME ZONE – UK local time (GMT+0) – however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an additional 1/2 days support after the official course finish date (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details or to discuss how we can accommodate you).
In this two day course, we provide a comprehensive practical and theoretical introduction to generalized linear models using R. Generalized linear models are generalizations of linear regression models for situations where the outcome variable is, for example, a binary, or ordinal, or count variable, etc. The specific models we cover include binary, binomial, ordinal, and categorical logistic regression, Poisson and negative binomial regression for count variables. We will also cover zero-inflated Poisson and negative binomial regression models. On the first day, we begin by providing a brief overview of the normal general linear model. Understanding this model is vital for the proper understanding of how it is generalized in generalized linear models. Next, we introduce the widely used binary logistic regression model, which is is a regression model for when the outcome variable is binary. Next, we cover the ordinal logistic regression model, specifically the cumulative logit ordinal regression model, which is used for the ordinal outcome data. We then cover the case of the categorical, also known as the multinomial, logistic regression, which is for modelling outcomes variables that are polychotomous, i.e., have more than two categorically distinct values. On the second day, we begin by covering Poisson regression, which is widely used for modelling outcome variables that are counts (i.e the number of times something has happened). We then cover the binomial logistic and negative binomial models, which are used for similar types of problems as those for which Poisson models are used, but make different or less restrictive assumptions. Finally, we will cover zero inflated Poisson and negative binomial models, which are for count data with excessive numbers of zero observations.
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This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in using R for data science or statistics. R is widely used in all areas of academic scientific research, and also widely throughout the public, and private sector.
Venue – Delivered remotely
Time zone – GMT
Availability – TBC
Duration – 2 days
Contact hours – Approx. 15 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 1 ECT’s
Language – English
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Dr. Mark Andrews
Works at – Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, Nottingham Trent University, England
Teaches – Introduction to statistics using R and Rstudio; Introduction data visualization using GG plot 2; Introduction data wrangling using R and Rstudio; Introduction to generalised linear models using R and Rstudio; Introduction to mixed models using R an d Rstudio; Introduction to Bayesian data analysis for social and behavioural sciences using R and Stan; Structural Equation Models, Path Analysis, Causal Modelling and Latent Variable Models Using R; Generalised Linear, Nonlinear and General Additive Models; Python for data science, machine learning, and scientific computing
Mark Andrews is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department at Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England. Mark is a graduate of the National University of Ireland and obtained an MA and PhD from Cornell University in New York. Mark’s research focuses on developing and testing Bayesian models of human cognition, with particular focus on human language processing and human memory. Mark’s research also focuses on general Bayesian data analysis, particularly as applied to data from the social and behavioural sciences. Since 2015, he and his colleague Professor Thom Baguley have been funded by the UK’s ESRC funding body to provide intensive workshops on Bayesian data analysis for researchers in the social sciences.
This course will be largely practical, hands-on, and workshop based. For each topic, there will first be some lecture style presentation, i.e., using slides or blackboard, to introduce and explain key concepts and theories. Then, we will cover how to perform the various statistical analyses using R. Any code that the instructor produces during these sessions will be uploaded to a publicly available GitHub site after each session. For the breaks between sessions, and between days, optional exercises will be provided. Solutions to these exercises and brief discussions of them will take place after each break.
The course will take place online using Zoom. On each day, the live video broadcasts will occur during UK local time (GMT+0) at:
All sessions will be video recorded and made available to all attendees as soon as possible, hopefully soon after each 2hr session.
If some sessions are not at a convenient time due to different time zones, attendees are encouraged to join as many of the live broadcasts as possible. For example, attendees from North America may be able to join the live sessions from 3pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm, and then catch up with the 12pm-2pm recorded session once it is uploaded. By joining live sessions attendees will be able to benefit from asking questions and having discussions, rather than just watching prerecorded sessions.
At the start of the first day, we will ensure that everyone is comfortable with how Zoom works, and we’ll discuss the procedure for asking questions and raising comments.
Although not strictly required, using a large monitor or preferably even a second monitor will make the learning experience better, as you will be able to see my RStudio and your own RStudio simultaneously.
All the sessions will be video recorded, and made available immediately on a private video hosting website. Any materials, such as slides, data sets, etc., will be shared via GitHub.
Assumed quantitative knowledge
We will assume familiarity with general statistical concepts, linear models, statistical inference (p-values, confidence intervals, etc). Anyone who has taken undergraduate (Bachelor’s) level introductory courses on (applied) statistics can be assumed to have sufficient familiarity with these concepts.
Assumed computer background
Minimal prior experience with R and RStudio is required. Attendees should be familiar with some basic R syntax and commands, how to write code in the RStudio console and script editor, how to load up data from files, etc.
Equipment and software requirements
Attendees of the course will need to use RStudio. Most people will want to use their own computer on which they install the RStudio desktop software. This can be done Macs, Windows, and Linux, though not on tablets or other mobile devices. Instructions on how to install and configure all the required software, which is all free and open source, will be provided before the start of the course. We will also provide time at the beginning of the workshops to ensure that all software is installed and configured properly. An alternative to using a local installation of RStudio is to use RStudio cloud (https://rstudio.cloud/). This is a free to use and full featured web based RStudio. It is not suitable for computationally intensive work but everything done in this class can be done using RStudio cloud.
We will use a number of R packages and installation instructions for these will be posted on GitHub in advance of the course and shared with attendees.
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Wednesday 24th – Classes from 12:00 to 20:00
Topic 1: The general linear model. We begin by providing an overview of the normal, as in normal distribution, general linear model, including using categorical predictor variables. Although this model is not the focus of the course, it is the foundation on which generalized linear models are based and so must be understood to understand generalized linear models.
Topic 2: Binary logistic regression. Our first generalized linear model is the binary logistic regression model, for use when modelling binary outcome data. We will present the assumed theoretical model behind logistic regression, implement it using R’s glm, and then show how to interpret its results, perform predictions, and (nested) model comparisons.
Topic 3: Ordinal logistic regression. Here, we show how the binary logistic regresion can be extended to deal with ordinal data. We will present the mathematical model behind the so-called cumulative logit ordinal model, and show how it is implemented in the clm command in the ordinal package.
Topic 4: Categorical logistic regression. Categorical logistic regression, also known as multinomial logistic regression, is for modelling polychotomous data, i.e. data taking more than two categorically distinct values. Like ordinal logistic regression, categorical logistic regression is also based on an extension of the binary logistic regression case.
Thursday 25th – Classes from 12:00 to 20:00
Topic 5: Poisson regression. Poisson regression is a widely used technique for modelling count data, i.e., data where the variable denotes the number of times an event has occurred.
Topic 6: Binomial logistic regression. When the data are counts but there is a maximum number of times the event could occur, e.g. the number of items correct on a multichoice test, the data is better modelled by a binomial logistic regression rather than a Poisson regression.
Topic 7: Negative binomial regression. The negative binomial model is, like the Poisson regression model, used for unbounded count data, but it is less restrictive than Poisson regression, specifically by dealing with overdispersed data.
Topic 8: Zero inflated models. Zero inflated count data is where there are excessive numbers of zero counts that can be modelled using either a Poisson or negative binomial model. Zero inflated Poisson or negative binomial models are types of latent variable models.