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CC-W = McCormick Place Convention Center, West Building,   CC-N = McCormick Place Convention Center, North Building
H = Hilton Chicago,   UC= Conference Chicago at University Center
* = applied session       ! = JSM meeting theme

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CE_03C Sat, 7/30/2016, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CC-W471
Applied Longitudinal Analysis (ADDED FEE) — Professional Development Continuing Education Course
ASA , Biometrics Section
The goal of this course is to provide a broad introduction to statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal data. The emphasis is on the practical aspects of longitudinal analysis. The course begins with a review of established methods for longitudinal data analysis when the response of interest is continuous. A general introduction to linear mixed effects models for continuous responses is presented. Next, we discuss how smoothing and semiparametric regression allow greater flexibility for the form of the relationship between the mean response and covariates. We demonstrate how the mixed model representation of penalized splines makes this extension straightforward. When the response of interest is categorical (e.g., binary or count data), two main extensions of generalized linear models to longitudinal data have been proposed: marginal models and generalized linear mixed models. While both classes of models account for the within-subject correlation among the repeated measures, they differ in approach. In this course, we highlight the main distinctions between these models and discuss the types of scientific questions addressed by each.
Instructor(s): Garrett Fitzmaurice , Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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