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ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to generalised linear models using R and Rstudio (IGLM05) This course will be delivered live

30 November 2022 - 1 December 2022

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to generalised linear models using R and Rstudio (IGLM05) This course will be delivered live

Event Date

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Course Format

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.

Course Program

TIME ZONE – GMT+1– however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow.

Please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com for full details or to discuss how we can accommodate you.

Course Details

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.

Intended Audiences

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.


Delivered remotely

Course Information

Time zone – GMT+1

Availability – TBC

Duration – 2 days

Contact hours – Approx. 15 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 1 ECT’s

Language – English

Teaching Format
There will be morning lectures based on the modules outlined in the course timetable. In the afternoon there will be practicals based on the topics covered that morning. Data sets for computer practicals will be provided by the instructors, but participants are welcome to bring their own data.
Assumed quantitative knowledge

A basic understanding of statistical concepts. Specifically, generalised linear regression models, statistical significance, hypothesis testing.

Assumed computer background

Familiarity with R. Ability to import/export data, manipulate data frames, fit basic statistical models & generate simple exploratory and diagnostic plots.

Equipment and software requirements

A laptop computer with a working version of R or RStudio is required. R and RStudio are both available as free and open source software for PCs, Macs, and Linux computers.

Participants should be able to install additional software on their own computer during the course (please make sure you have administration rights to your computer). 

A large monitor and a second screen, although not absolutely necessary, could improve the learning experience. Participants are also encouraged to keep their webcam active to increase the interaction with the instructor and other students.


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£ 275.00


Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com. Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the course fees will be credited.

If you are unsure about course suitability, please get in touch by email to find out more oliverhooker@prstatistics.com


Wednesday 30th

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 1st

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.


Course Instructor

Dr. Mark Andrews

Works At
Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, Nottingham Trent University, England


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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.



30 November 2022
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£ 275.00