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Longitudinal and missing data

27th September 2018 @ 8:00 am - 28th September 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Organised by Royal Statistical Society
Presenter Geert Verbeke
Professor Geert Molenberghs
Date 27/09/2018 – 28/09/2018
Venue 12 Errol Street, London
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Contact training@rss.org.uk
Description The course begins with a brief presentation of linear mixed models for continuous hierarchical data. The course focus is from the modeller’s perspective and on applications. Emphasis will be on model formulation, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing, as well as the distinction between the random-effects (hierarchical) model and the implied marginal model. Models for non-Gaussian data will be discussed, with a strong emphasis on generalized estimating equations (GEE) and the generalized linear mixed model (GLMM). A brief review of the classical generalized linear modelling framework will be presented. Similarities and differences to the continuous case will be discussed. The differences between marginal models (such as GEE) and random-effects models (such as the GLMM) will be explained in detail.

Focus will be primarily on binary outcomes, however, GEE and GLMM model formulations will also be covered. When analysing hierarchical and longitudinal data, one is often confronted with missing observations, i.e. scheduled measurements have not been made, due to a variety of (known or unknown) reasons. It will be shown that, if no appropriate measures are taken, missing data can seriously jeopardize results and interpretation difficulties are bound to occur. Methods to properly analyse incomplete data, under flexible assumptions, will be presented.

All topics will be illustrated with worked examples using SAS. While there are no hands-on practical sessions, the course notes do include worked examples with annotated programs and output from SAS, discussed in such a way that they will also be of use to non-SAS-users.

Level Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
Cost £464+vat
Website and registration
Region Greater London
Keywords Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis
Related publications and presentations Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
Longitudinal Data Analysis


27th September 2018 @ 8:00 am
28th September 2018 @ 5:00 pm