Topic outline

  • Advanced Statistics: Statistical Modeling

    17-20 August 2020

    University of Lausanne (map), Anthropole Building (metro M1 station UNIL-Chamberonne), classroom 2024 on the 2nd floor (map).

    This page is addressed to registered participants. To access course description and application form, please click here.

    For any assistance, please contact training@sib.swiss.

    • Schedule

      The course will run every day from 9:00 to 17:00 with two coffee breaks and a lunch.


      Monday 17 August:

      • Simple and multiple linear regression (theory, diagnostics, and model selection)

      Tuesday 18 August:

      • Generalized linear models (binary data, proportions, and counts)

      Wednesday 19 August:

      • Mixed-effects linear models
      • Longitudinal data analysis

      Thursday 20 August:

      • Smoothing
      • Generalized additive models


      • Software installation prior to the course

        You are required to bring your own laptop with at least 4 Gb of RAM, a working Wifi connection and the "R" and "RStudio" software installed.

        Please also install from the CRAN repository (if not yet done), the following packages: lme4, nlme, mgcv, and gam.