Statistics for Environmental Evaluation: Quantifying the environment - Advanced Workshop

Wednesday 11th-Thursday 12th December, 2013 Lab 110


A 2 day advanced workshop on flexible regression on 11 and 12th December 2013 at the University of Glasgow.  NERC sponsored students will not be required to pay. There are spaces for 25 people.

The course will cover non-linear, nonparametric and generalised additive models.  A variety of approaches for smoothing including local polynomial regression and regression splines will be explained and illustrated through a series of lectures and practical lab sessions.  The workshop will illustrate the appropriate uses and restrictions of advanced regression models, using R, in a variety of practical environmental contexts.

This workshop is aimed at people who have attended the one week Statistics for Environmental Evaluation course with us previously and  will give you an opportunity to study this topic in more depth.

The draft schedule is listed below:

Day 1

9-10.30 Intro, linear models inc. poly regression, nonlinear regression
10.30-11 Break
11-12.30 Smoothing techniques
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3 Dedicated practical session/discussion- smoothing and nonlinear regression
3-3.30 Break
3.30-5 Additive models

Day 2

9-10.30 GLM review and intro to GAMs
10.30-11 Break
11-12.30 GAMs
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3 Dedicated Practical and discussion session -additive models and GAMs
3-3.30 Break
3.30-5 Extensions GLS/ GAMMs- dealing with autocorrelation, discussion of other problems: missing data/limits of detection

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