Date: 7 June 2024 @ 08:30 - 16:00

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Generalised linear models are the kind of models we would use if we had to deal with non-continuous response variables. For example, this happens if you have count data or a binary outcome.

This course aims to introduce generalised linear models, using the R software environment. Similar to Core statistics using R this course addresses the practical aspects of using these models, so you can explore real-life issues in the biological sciences. The ''Generalised linear models using R'' course builds heavily on the knowledge gained in the core statistics sessions, which means that the Core statistics using R course is a firm prerequisite for joining.

There are several aims to this course:

  1. Be able to distinguish between linear models and generalised linear models

  2. Analyse binary outcome and count data using R

  3. Critically assess model fit

R is an open-source programming language so all of the software we will use in the course is free. We will be using the R Studio interface throughout the course. Most of the code will be focussed around the ''tidyverse'' and ''tidymodels'' packages, so a basic understanding of the tidyverse syntax is essential.

If you do not have a University of Cambridge Raven account please book or register your interest here.

Additional information

  • ♿ The training might take place at the Craik-Marshall training room. This is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access. Please put level access requirements in the "Special requirements" section, so we can take that into consideration when allocating the room.
  • Our courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged according to our charging policy.
  • Attendance will be taken on all courses and a charge is applied for non-attendance, including for University of Cambridge students. After you have booked a place, if you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, please email the Bioinfo Team.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.
  • Guidance on visiting Cambridge and finding accommodation is available here.

Keywords: HDRUK

Venue: Craik-Marshall Building

City: Cambridge

Country: United Kingdom

Postcode: CB2 3AR

Organizer: University of Cambridge

Host institutions: University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training

Target audience: Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals, This course is - in abbreviated form - included as part of several DTP and MPhil programmes, as well as other departmental training within the University of Cambridge (potentially under a different name) so participants who have attended statistics training elsewhere should check before applying.

Event types:

  • Workshops and courses


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