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

Oliver Hooker oliverhooker at prstatistics.com
Fri Aug 17 11:00:22 PDT 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 treartment 
but also field experiments where you have to consider temporal and 
spatial data making them very useful for people working with marine 
mammals.

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.

Email oliverhooker at psstatistics.com
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1.	October 1st – 5th
TIME SERIES MODELS FOR ECOLOGISTS (TSME02)
Glasgow, Dr Andrew Parnell
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/time-series-models-foe-ecologists-tsme02/

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/

4.	October 15th – 19th 2018
APPLIED BAYESIAN MODELLING FOR ECOLOGISTS AND EPIDEMIOLOGISTS (ABME04)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Matt Denwood, Emma Howard
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/applied-bayesian-modelling-ecologists-epidemiologists-abme04/

5.	October 23rd – 25th 2018
INTRODUCTIUON TO R (This is a private ‘in-house’ course)
London, England, Dr William Hoppitt

6.	October 29th – November 2nd 2018
INTRODCUTION TO R AND STATISTICS FOR BIOLOGISTS (IRFB02)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Olivier Gauthier
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-statistics-and-r-for-biologists-irfb02/

7.	October 29th – November 2nd 2018
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS FOR DNA AND RNA SEQUENCE ANALYSIS 
(IBDR01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr Malachi Griffith, Dr. Obi Griffith
www.prinformatics.com/course/precision-medicine-bioinformatics-from-raw-genome-and-transcriptome-data-to-clinical-interpretation-pmbi01/

8.	November 5th – 8th  2018
PHYLOGENETIC COMPARATIVE METHODS FOR STUDYING DIVERSIFICATION AND 
PHENOTYPIC EVOLUTION (PCME01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/phylogenetic-comparative-methods-for-studying-diversification-and-phenotypic-evolution-pcme01/

9.	November 19th – 23rd  2018
STRUCTUAL EQUATION MODELLING FOR ECOLOGISTS AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS 
(SEMR02)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Jonathan Lefcheck
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/structural-equation-modelling-for-ecologists-and-evolutionary-biologists-semr02/

10.	November 26th – 30th 2018
FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY FROM ORGANISM TO ECOSYSTEM: THEORY AND COMPUTATION 
(FEER01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Francesco de Bello, Dr. Lars Götzenberger, Dr. 
Carlos Carmona
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/functional-ecology-from-organism-to-ecosystem-theory-and-computation-feer01/

11.	December 3rd – 7th 2018
INTRODUCTION TO BAYESIAN DATA ANALYSIS FOR SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL 
SCIENCES USING R AND STAN (BDRS01)
Glasgow, Dr. Mark Andrews
https://www.psstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-bayesian-data-analysis-for-social-and-behavioural-sciences-using-r-and-stan-bdrs01/

12.	January 21st – 25th 2019
STATISTICAL MODELLING OF TIME-TO-EVENT DATA USING SURVIVAL ANALYSIS: AN 
INTRODUCTION FOR ANIMAL BEHAVIOURISTS, ECOLOGISTS AND EVOLUTIONARY 
BIOLOGISTS (TTED01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Will Hoppitt
https://www.psstatistics.com/course/statistical-modelling-of-time-to-event-data-using-survival-analysis-tted01/

13.	January 21st – 25th 2019
ADVANCING IN STATISTICAL MODELLING USING R (ADVR08)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Luc Bussiere, Dr. Tom Houslay
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/advancing-statistical-modelling-using-r-advr08/

14.	January 28th–  February 1st 2019
AQUATIC ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY DATA ANALYSIS AND SURVEY DESIGN
Glasgow, Scotland, VEMCO staff and affiliates
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/aquatic-acoustic-telemetry-data-analysis-atda01/

15.	4th – 8th February 2019
DESIGNING RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT EXPERIMENTS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES 
(DRES01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Daniel Lakens
https://www.psstatistics.com/course/designing-reliable-and-effecient-experiments-for-social-sciences-dres01/

16.	February 11th – 15th 2019
REPRODUCIBLE DATA SCIEDNCE FOR POPULATION GENETICS
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Thibaut Jombart, Dr. Zhain Kamvar
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/reproducible-data-science-for-population-genetics-rdpg02/

17.	25th February – 1st March 2019
MOVEMENT ECOLOGY (MOVE02)
Margam Discovery Centre, Wales, Dr. Luca Borger, Prof. Ronny Wilson, Dr 
Jonathan Potts
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/movement-ecology-move02/

18.	March 4th – 8th 2019
BIOACUSTIC DATA ANALYSIS
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Paul Howden-Leach
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/bioacoustics-for-ecologists-hardware-survey-design-and-data-analysis-biac01/

19.	March 11th – 15th  2019
ECOLOGICAL NICHE MODELLING USING R (ENMR03)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Neftali Sillero
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/ecological-niche-modelling-using-r-enmr03/

20.	MARCH 18TH – 22ND 2019
INRODUCTION TO R FOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (IRBM01)
Crete, Greece, Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas
Link to follow soon

21.	March 25th – 29th 2019
LANDSCAPE GENETIC/GENOMIC DATA ANALYSIS USING R (LNDG03)
Glasgow, Scotland, Prof. Rodney Dyer
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/landscape-genetic-data-analysis-using-r-lndg03/

22.	A pril 1st – 5th 2019
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL MODELLING FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS USING R (IPSY01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Dale Barr, Dr Luc Bussierre
http://www.psstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-statistics-using-r-for-psychologists-ipsy02/

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


-- 
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

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