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Intro course on Frequentist and Bayesian mixed (Hierarchical) models using R (IFBM01)

Oliver Hooker, August 18, 2018
 

General intro course on Frequentist and Bayesian mixed (Hierarchical) models using R (IFBM01)

The applications of mixed models to analyse complicated datasets has increased a lot recently. Mixed models are particular useful for dealing with both lab data that containing multiple replicates and treatments but also field experiments where you have to consider temporal and spatial data making them very useful for people working with seabirds.

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-frequentist-and-bayesian-mixed-hierarchical-modelsiifbm01/

Final, few places available.

This course will be delivered by Dr Andrew Parnell from the 8th - 12th October 2018 in Glasgow city centre using a varied range of examples from life-sciences

Course Overview: This course will cover introductory mixed or hierarchical modelling (fixed and random effects models) for real-world data sets from both a Frequentist and Bayesian perspective. These methods lie at the forefront of statistics research and are a vital tool in the scientist’s toolbox. The course focuses on introducing concepts and demonstrating good practice in mixed modelling. All methods are demonstrated with data sets which participants can run themselves. Participants will be taught how to fit hierarchical models using both the standard lme4 mixed effects models library in R, together with the Bayesian modelling framework via rstanarm. The course covers the full gamut from simple regression models through to full generalised multivariate mixed structures. The relevant advantages and disadvantages of both the Frequentist and Bayesian approaches will be presented.. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data sets for discussion with the course tutors.

Monday 8th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30 Basic concepts Class 1: Introduction; some example datasets; overview of course Class 2: Revision: probability distributions and likelihood Class 3: Maximum likelihood and bootstrap uncertainties Practical: revision on using R to load data, create plots and fit statistical models.

Tuesday 9th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30 Intro to mixed models Class 1: Linear and generalised linear models (GLMs) Class 2: Simple mixed regression models Class 3: Generalised Linear Mixed Models (GLMMs) Practical: introduction to lme4

Wednesday 10th – Classes from 09:00 to 17:00 Bayesian hierarchical models Class 1: Introduction to Bayesian inference Class 2: Bayesian computation and Markov chain Monte Carlo Class 3: Bayesian Hierarchical Models (BHMs) Practical: Introduction to rstanarm

Thursday 11th – Classes from 09:00 to 17:00 Extending mixed models Class 1: Multivariate and multi-layer hierarchical models Class 2: Shrinkage and variable selection Class 3: Non-Linear mixed models

Friday 12th – Classes from 09:30 to 16:00 Advanced topics and bring your own data Class 1: Extending Bayesian models Class 2: Using stan (instead of rstanarm) for richer inference Practical: analyse and get help with your data.

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  2. October 1st – 5th 2018 INTRODUCTION TO LINUX WORKFLOWS FOR BIOLOGISTS (IBUL03) Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Martin Jones https://www.prinformatics.com/course/introduction-to-linux-workflows-for-biologists-ibul03/

  3. October 8th – 12th 2018 INTRODUCTION TO FREQUENTIST AND BAYESIAN MIXED (HIERARCHICAL) MODELS (IFBM01) Glasgow, Scotland, Dr Andrew Parnell https://www.psstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-frequentis-and-bayesian-mixed-models-ifbm01/

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  23. April 8th – 12th MACHINE LEARNING Glasgow Scotland, Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas https://www.prstatistics.com/course/machine-learning-using-r-mlur01/

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2018 publications -

Alternative routes to piscivory: Contrasting growth trajectories in brown trout (Salmo trutta) ecotypes exhibiting contrasting life history strategies. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI to follow

Phenotypic and resource use partitioning amongst sympatric lacustrine brown trout, Salmo trutta. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI 10.1093/biolinnean/bly032

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-- Oliver Hooker PhD. PR statistics

2018 publications -

Alternative routes to piscivory: Contrasting growth trajectories in brown trout (Salmo trutta) ecotypes exhibiting contrasting life history strategies. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI to follow

Phenotypic and resource use partitioning amongst sympatric lacustrine brown trout, Salmo trutta. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI 10.1093/biolinnean/bly032

prstatistics.com facebook.com/prstatistics/ twitter.com/PRstatistics groups.google.com/d/forum/pr-statistics-post-course-forum prstatistics.com/organiser/oliver-hooker/

6 Hope Park Crescent Edinburgh EH8 9NA

+44 (0) 7966500340