BioEpi 740
Mixed Models and Analysis of Longitudinal Data
Biostatistics and Epidemiology Program
University of Massachusetts

To guess is cheap.

To guess wrongly is expensive.

(Old Chinese Proverb)




Course Summary and Objectives

This course will introduce researchers to mixed model methods and longitudinal data analysis applications in statistics. The course aims to:

  • enable the student to write and interpret mixed models for different study designs (including survey data, designed experiments, observational studies, and longitudinal studies)
  • enable the student to critically evaluate and interpret statistical inference for mixed models and longitudinal data
  • enable the student to choose, apply, and interact with statistical software for mixed models.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to formulate a mixed model, define and interpret possible estimators, and implement a mixed model analysis for a two stage nested study, a repeated measures study, and a factorial experimental study.



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