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Generalized Linear Mixed-Effects Modeling in R

This two-day workshop will focus on generalized linear mixed-effects models (GLMMs) using the R programming language.

We will begin with a quick refresher on linear mixed-effects models and GLMs (generalized linear models), but will concentrate mostly on GLMMs. Advanced topics will include dealing with overdispersion, zero-inflation, and delta-GLMMs for modelling positive continuous data with zeros. We will fit models with lme4, glmmTMB, and rstanarm. We will concentrate on practical elements such as choosing a modeling approach, the process of building and understanding a model, model checking, and plotting and interpreting model output.

Prior to taking this workshop, you should be comfortable with linear mixed-effects modeling and GLMs in R. Some background with dplyr and ggplot2 would be helpful, but participants can also complete some short tutorials before arriving to learn these packages.

Note: You will need to bring your own laptop with the appropriate software loaded. Closer to the workshop date, you will receive an email with final details/instructions.

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Upcoming Workshops

Title Location Dates
Generalized Linear Mixed-Effects Modeling in R : 2017-11-18 to 2017-11-19 Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200 Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 5:00pm