Detailed information about the course

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Title

Applied Statistical Regression Modelling for Biologists Using R

Dates

16, 23, 30 October, 6 & 13 November 2020

Organizer(s)

Dr Pauline Fritsch, Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology, UNINE

Dr Marta Bellone, CUSO

 

Speakers

Prof. Dr Diego Kuonen, Statoo Consulting, Bern

Dr Marta Pittavino, UNIGE

 

Description

Objectives

This course features a hands-on approach to learning, dividing class time between lectures, case studies and practicals using the free R software environment for statistical computation and graphics. The presented models will be applied to biological, biomedical and environmental data.

 

Content

 

  • General aspects of fitting regression models (e.g. modelling strategies, and validating, describing and simplifying the model);
  • Linear regression models;
  • Generalized linear models (e.g. logistic and Poisson regression);
  • Nonparametric regression (e.g. scatterplot smoothers, generalized additive models);
  • Classification and regression trees (e.g. CART);
  • Mixed-effect models.
Program
When?

 

October 16, 23, 30 & November 6, 13

8.30 - 16.00

 

Where?

 

The course will be held online, on Zoom

 

Schedule:

 

08:30 - 09:45: Lecture/Practicals

09:45 - 10:15: Break

10:15 - 11:45: Lecture/Practicals

11:45 - 13:15: Lunch

13:15 - 14:15: Lecture/Practicals

14:15 - 14:45: Break

14:45 - 16:00: Lecture/Practicals

 

Location

ONLINE !

Credits

2.5 ECTS

Evaluation

Full attendance and practical evaluation (case study or exercises) to be passed at the end of the course

 

Information
!!Prerequisite!!

 

The participants are expected to have prior experience with R and basic statistics in general . To be more specific, they are required to know how to use R for standard statistical analyses (e.g. doing a t-test), and they should know about the fundamental data structures such as vectors, lists and data frames.

 

Ideally, the participants have already followed the "An Introduction to R" training.

 

When?

 

October 16, 23, 30 & November 6, 13

8.30 - 16.00

 

Where?

 

The course will be held online, on Zoom

 

Questions?

 

Marta Bellone

@: ecologie-evolution@cuso.ch

Phone: +41 (0)26 300 88 91

 

Expenses
Reimbursement:

 

As the course is taking place online, no reimbursement of travel expenses can be claimed.

 

Registration

This course is free and open to all PhD students, however priority is given to "Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology" and CUSO doctoral program in Ecology and Evolution participants until 20 September

 

Registration Fees:

 

Free for participants enrolled in the CUSO Ecology & Evolution doctoral program and in the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology, UNINE.

 

In case of cancellations, before the deadline: free

 

Late cancellations or no-show: Administrative fee of 200 CHF will be demanded

 

Other participants: please contact the program coordinator at ecologie-evolution(at)cuso.ch

 

Places

20

Deadline for registration 27.09.2020
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