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Linear Mixed Models for Longitudinal Data

Course
MSA650
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
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Application code
GU-21757
Tuition
Full education cost: 14 875 SEK
First payment: 14 875 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

This course is an introduction to the area of mixed models which has become a necessary tool for treating real life situations with e.g. random effects, correlated observations and missing data. The emphasis is on longitudinal data and on how to use SAS and R to analyse mixed models. The course deals with the following topics:

  • Exploratory Data Analysis,
  • Estimation of the Marginal Model, Inference for the Marginal Model,
  • Inference for the Random Effects,
  • Fitting Linear Mixed Models with SAS, General Guidelines for Model Building,
  • Exploring Serial Correlation, Local Influence for the Linear Mixed Model,
  • The Heterogeneity Model, Conditional Linear Mixed Models,
  • Exploring Incomplete Data, Joint Modeling of Measurements and Missingness,
  • Simple Missing Data Methods, Selection Models,
  • Pattern-Mixture Models, Sensitivity Analysis for Selection Models,
  • The Expectation-Maximization Algorithm, Design Considerations, Case Studies.

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Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

For entrance to the course, a student is required to have knowledge corresponding to the courses MSG110 Probability Theory, MSG200 Statistical Inference, MSG500 Linear Statistical Models and MMG300 Multivariable Calculus.

Selection

All eligible applicants who have applied before the deadline will be granted a place.

Facilities

Mathematical
Sciences is a joint department of Chalmers/University of Gothenburg. Your
education takes place in the spacious and bright premises of Mathematical
Sciences at the Chalmers campus Johanneberg, where there are lecture halls,
computer rooms and group rooms. Here you can also find student lunch room and
reading room, as well as student counsellors and student office.

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Campus Johanneberg