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CE_09C Sun, 8/9/2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM S-Grand Ballroom B
Analysis of Categorical Data (ADDED FEE) — Professional Development Continuing Education Course
ASA , Biometrics Section
We live in a categorical world! From a positive or negative disease diagnosis to choosing all items that apply in a survey, outcomes are frequently organized into categories so people can more easily make sense of them. In this course, participants will learn how to analyze the most common types of categorical data. The course is divided into four main sections. The first three sections are organized by response type: 1) binary/binomial, 2) multicategory, and 3) count. Within each section, we will examine how to estimate and interpret appropriate models while giving practical advice on their use. The fourth section applies model selection and evaluation methods to those models discussed in the first three. Focus will be on variable selection, evaluation of model fit, and solutions to overdispersion. The ideal background for participants is experience with multiple linear regression and the application of likelihood-based methods (particularly Wald and likelihood-ratio methods). All computations will be performed using R. Familiarity with the basics of R, including object types and the use of functions, is recommended. In addition to handouts and R programs to perform every computation, a recording of the course will be available to participants after JSM.
Instructor(s): Christopher Bilder, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Thomas Loughin, Simon Fraser University

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