Aug 6-9: Generalized Linear Models for Ecologists in R

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Aug 6-9: Generalized Linear Models for Ecologists in R

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Intermediate R training in ecological modeling for students and wildlife professionals.

DATES: Tuesday, August 6 - Friday, August 9, 2019

OPTIONAL: Free R refresher - starts 6 PM, Monday, August 5, 2019

LOCATION: Unity College Sky Lodge, Jackman, Maine

ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS: All packages include breakfast, lunch, dinner (except one night), light refreshments during breaks, and option for single, twin-share or shared accommodations (bunkhouses and cabins - 5 person max). Let us know on the registration form if you have a preferred room allocation (e.g., if you have a preferred roommate), dietary restrictions, or if you require any special accommodations.

CE Credit: Attendance at this workshop has been pre-approved by The Wildlife Society for 21 CEUs in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal program and Category I of the Professional Development Certificate program.

SPECIAL OFFER: Get $200 off when you book this course in combination with Introduction to Ecological Modeling in R. These courses run consecutive weeks at the same venue.

PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Ecological Modeling in R or equivalent (i.e., basic level of competence in data analysis and data visualization in R)

COURSE OUTLINE:

• Monday evening refresher in R (optional)

• Introduction to probability and its role in data analysis - discrete vs. random variables

• Continuous random variables I: the normal distribution

• Introduction to fitting LMs in R: notation, assumptions, interpretation, and diagnostics

• Discrete random variables & GLMs: link functions, overdispersion, logistic regression

• Continuous random variables II: non-normal continuous models

• Multiple covariates I: Interpreting the design matrix, centering and standardizing, diagnostics, multicollinearity

• Model selection: information criterion, avoiding model selection

• Maximum likelihood inference

• Time for participant projects during evenings

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PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR: Jake Ferguson

CE Credit: Attendance at this workshop has been pre-approved by The Wildlife Society for 22 CEUs in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal program and Category I of the Professional Development Certificate program.


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