Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
ACSPRI 2023 Summer Program
Longitudinal Data Analysis is a very popular statistical method in a range of fields including medicine, natural resource management, business and economics.
As well as allowing a researcher to elicit the changes in a subject (person, business, etc) over time, longitudinal data is also exceedingly powerful as it allows the within-subject and between-subject variance to be estimated independently (generally allowing the parameters in the statistical model to be estimated with a much tighter accuracy than traditional models).
This course provides an overview of Longitudinal Data Analysis. As well as the statistical theory, an overview of the many applications and capabilities of LDA is given. The course is not particularly mathematical, but instead places emphasis on the fundamental concepts of LDA and how it is used by applied researchers.
The workshop will focus on linear mixed effects models, however we will also go through generalized linear mixed effects models and any new material a participant will need to understand in order to successfully use generalized LME’s. There will be exercises using both types of models.
The computer exercises for this workshop will be conducted in Stata. Stata has been chosen as it provides both basic and advanced functionality for conducting longitudinal data analyses. A full set of exercises and solutions in Stata will be provided in this workshop, where they include the Stata syntax required to perform each individual exercise. In addition the workshop presenter will demonstrate how to use Stata for the first exercise in each session prior to workshop participants individually working though the exercises for that session.
Start: Monday, 30 January 2023 @ 09:00
End: Friday, 03 February 2023 @ 17:00
Duration: 5 Days
Venue: University of Melbourne
City: Melbourne Country: AustraliaPrerequisites:
It would be beneficial if students have had some previous exposure to regression, though the topic of regression will be taught at the start of the workshop, assuming that students are seeing regression for the first time.
Participants do not need to be familiar with Stata. The workshop presenter will demonstrate how to use Stata for the first exercise in each session, prior to workshop participants individually working though the exercises for that session.
General aims of the course are for students to develop a readiness for using LDA software and to develop the requisite knowledge for applying LDA methods and models in an intelligent way. Note that participants may be invited to briefly present their own research on the last day of class. This exercise, along with the formal lecture material, might help participants to chart a direction forward in their study and application of LDA.
- Open to all
Host institution: ACSPRI
Keywords: longitudinal data, Statistical Methods, mixed effects, quantitative
Fields: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, EDUCATION, ECONOMICS, COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES, STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY, PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES
Capacity: 20Event type:
This course will run in a classroom. You will need to bring your own laptop with Stata pre-installed.
If you cannot access a copy of Stata, please let us know in advance and we will organise a trial copy for you to install before you arrive for your course.
As part of this course you will be using data from the Australian Data Archive (ADA). These datasets are restricted, so you will need to apply to the ADA for access as a prerequisite for the course. In the weeks leading up to the course, ACSPRI will contact you with detailed instructions on how to do this.
Approximately half of the time during this course will be spent in PowerPoint presentations, and half of the time in computer demonstrations and self-paced computer exercises (conducted in Stata).
Cost Basis: Cost incurred by all