An 8-Module Online, Live Interactive Workshop
Modules start on Friday, October 26, 2018

 
Yes, I Want to Enroll
 

 

If you’re not yet familiar with GLMM, it’s a selection of powerful and versatile models that allow data analysts to deal with scenarios that other models cannot. You need a GLMM if:

•  You have data that aren’t independent because observations are clustered. For example, your data includes outcome measurements taken on the same subject over time (repeated measures).

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•  Your outcome variable has some distribution that doesn't result in normally distributed errors. For example, your outcome could be measured in counts, proportions, or categories, or your data simply doesn’t adhere to a normal distribution.

When you assume variables are independent when they’re not, and/or you try to fit non-normal data to a normal distribution, things get… well, a bit screwy. P-Values will be wrong. Standard errors will be incorrect. And your statistics will be biased.

 

This is where GLMM comes in. It gives us the ability to make different, more flexible  assumptions. ​​​​​​​

I'm Kim Love, your workshop instructor

By the end of this workshop, my goal is for you to understand, at a high level, what is actually happening when you run a GLMM. You will be able to implement a GLMM using your own software and have confidence in your results.

In this eight-module live, online workshop, we'll cover:
The types of designs, research questions, and outcome variables that require GLMMs
How to set up a model and assess fit for generalized linear mixed models
The actual steps, considerations, assumptions, and interpretations for the most common types of GLMMs:  
      •  Poisson and negative binomial for count data
      •  Logistic regression for binary, ordinal, and multinomial categorical data
How to actually run GLMMs in four types of software and how to deal with tricky data situations
Who is this workshop for?
Graduate Students
Research Professionals
Academic Researcher
Statistical Consultants

This workshop is for you if:

You are an intermediate user of statistics
You are comfortable with linear mixed models
You are comfortable with some form of generalized linear modeling (e.g. logistic regression, count models, etc.)
You are a researcher or applied statistician, not a theoretical statistician. You are interested in learning how to understand, apply, and interpret GLMMs, not derive them or understand their theory.
You have attempted learning GLMM on your own and get stuck with all the formula and jargon and just don't see how all that applies to your analysis.


It is NOT for you:

You are already familiar with and feel very comfortable running and evaluating GLMMs (It is meant to be introductory for those who have the pre-requisites).
You don't already have a good handle on logistic or Poisson regression. We will review these but it will go too fast if this is new.
You don't already have a good handle on fitting mixed models. We will review these but it will go too fast if you're still unsure of what random effects are or how to use them.
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Yes, I Want to Enroll
"The instructor provided excellent narrated videos explaining the SAS code and the models being fit to the data. She also did a great job of answering a range of questions. No matter whether the question was about a basic concept or a highly nuanced, mathematical detail, she treated all students with respect."

- Lise DeShea, Previous GLMM workshop participant

How Does It Work?

This course is a 8-module live, interactive online workshop from October 26, 2018 to January 3rd, 2019.

All sessions are conducted online via live webinar. You can log in via phone or Internet. You’ll see the instructor’s screen to view the presentation…all from your own home or office.

During each webinar session, the instructor will cover core concepts and steps and will leave plenty of time to ask your own questions.

Have more questions? No problem!

In addition to the eight webinar sessions, you’ll also meet with your instructor for four additional Q&A sessions where you can get additional assistance on workshop concepts, deepen your knowledge, and clarify any questions.

All 8 Workshop Sessions and 8 Q&A Sessions Are Recorded for Your Convenience.

Where Do I Access Recordings and Material?
For each of the eight modules, you will have a set of training resources and material.

As a participant of the Generalized Linear Mixed Models workshop, you can access these for 12-months in our participant-only website, the Workshops Center:

Data Sets
Real research data sets in SAS, Stata, SPSS and csv formats.
Exercises + Solutions
Try out what you've learned in each module to cement the material. Never get stuck with provided syntax and interpretations.
Syntax and Demo Videos*​​​​​​​
Step-by-step videos to conduct every example in SAS, Stata, SPSS and R. We give you the code to download so you can save and edit them for your own analysis.​​​​​​​
Forum Access​​​​​​​
Ask your instructor Kim about workshop content or how to apply it to your own data analysis.​​​​​​​
Handouts
Session slides and supplementary material to support your learning.
Q&A Recordings
Can't make a live Q&A? Submit questions ahead of time and get answers from the recording.​​​​​​​
Session Recordings​​​​​​​
Made available within 48 hours so you can review material at your  preferred schedule.​​​​​​​
Suggested Resources​​​​​​​
External videos, articles, or exercises that we recommend to support your learning.

We’ve also included a few bonus videos from some webinars on relevant topics to help your understanding.

Included are:

 Generalized Linear Models
Making Sense of Statistical Distributions
 Types of Regression Models and When to Use Them
 Fixed and Random Factors in Mixed Models
 Poisson and Negative Binomial Regression for Count Data
 Binary, Ordinal, and Multinomial Logistic Regression for Categorical Outcomes



You’ll have access to this site and all the related materials and resources for ONE FULL YEAR. That means you can re-watch sessions and ask additional questions again during that 12-month period.

Often, our students report they understand the material at a deeper level on a second or third pass. You’ll learn more every time, so take advantage of it!
 
Yes, I Want to Enroll
"I learned a great deal in this workshop. I initially hesitated about taking the workshop because I thought that if I am familiar with linear mixed modelling (LMM) and generalized linear models (GLM), then I should be good to go with generalized linear mixed modelling (GLMM).

But I found that there are a lot of nuances and pieces of knowledge that are unique to GLMM and Kim teaches those in an effective way.
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- Shamel Addas, Previous GLMM workshop participant

What's Covered in the Workshop?

Module 1:  Conceptual Review

-- Linear Mixed Models
-- Generalized Linear Models (not mixed)
-- Connections to GLMM

 

Module 2: Overview of Generalized Linear Mixed Models Data

-- GLMM Data
-- Gaussian Data and GLMM
-- Displaying GLMM Data


Module 3: Poisson and Negative Binomial Models for Count Data

-- Model Assumptions
-- Model Building
-- Model Interpretation
 

Module 4: Logistic Models for Binary Data

-- Random Intercept and Slopes
-- Model Assumptions
-- Model Building

 

Module 5: Ordinal Models for Ordered Categorical Data

-- Random Intercept and Slopes
-- Model Assumptions
-- Model Building


Module 6: Generalized Logit Models for Multinomial Data​
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-- Random Intercept and Slopes
-- Model Assumptions
-- Model Building

 

Module 7: Correlated Errors 

-- Review: Repeated Measures in LMM
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Repeated Measures in GLMM

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Module 8: Further Topics

-- Missing Values
-- ​​​​​​​Power and Sample Size​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Yes, I Want to Enroll!
Dates and Times:

There are eight workshop modules, each with a webinar session and a Q&A session. 

The workshop sessions are approximately 2 hours long, including time for questions.

The Q&A sessions are 60-minutes long. 

 
 The schedule is as follows:
 

Workshop orientation (Optional):

Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 12 Noon - 1pm (EDT)


Live Workshop Dates: Fridays from 12 Noon - 2pm (EDT)

Module 1 – October 26

Module 2 – November 2

Module 3 – November 9

Module 4 – November 16

------ Break Week ------

Module 5 – November 30

Module 6 – December 7

Module 7 – December 14

Module 8 – December 21

 
Q&A Session Dates: Thursdays from 12 Noon - 1pm (EDT)
 

Module 1 – November 1

Module 2 – November 8

Module 3 – November 15

------ Break Week ------

Module 4 – November 29

Module 5 – December 6

Module 6 – December 13

Module 7 – December 20

Module 8 – January 3


Remember, everything is recorded and available for you to watch at your convenience, should you be unable to attend a live session.

Also, you have access to all the class materials for a full 12 months from your enrollment date.
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Full Workshop Investment: $797
(student discount available)

Pay in Full or in 3 installments of $287 (Your first installment will be billed today and your credit card will automatically be billed every 30 days for the remaining 2 payments)

"Kim Love demonstrates a mastery of the subject, which she covers with warmth and a clear desire to ensure everyone understands each step..." 

- John Williams, Previous GLMM workshop participant
About Your Instructor

Kim has more than a decade of professional and academic experience in regression and linear models, categorical data, generalized linear models, mixed effects models, nonlinear models, repeated measures, and experimental design. 

While she enjoys working with all clients, Kim particularly enjoys working with those who feel they have a less-than-perfect relationship with statistics.

Her goal is to spread an appreciation of statistics across many fields of study, starting by making it understandable to those who interact with it.

Prerequisites

So what kind of background in statistics do you need?

This workshop is an advanced level workshop.  
 

You need to have a solid foundation in linear mixed models and logistic regression or count models. 

If you have questions about whether you’re ready for this class, just email us. We’ll give you our honest opinion. We want you to succeed!

Your Satisfaction Is Guaranteed

As with all our programs, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you participate fully in a workshop–watch, read, and try out everything included–and find you are not satisfied for any reason, we will give you a full refund, no questions asked. Just notify us within 90 days of purchasing the program.

 

Yes, Sign Me Up!
FAQs

 
Q. I haven't taken a statistics course in years. Will I be able to keep up?

As long as you have the suggested prerequisites (listed above), you should be fine. We know you don’t spend all day, every day, running regression analyses!

However, you WILL need to spend some time each week, both going over the modules, and also “getting your hands dirty” with some data. Expect to spend 2-3 hours per week reviewing the concepts and doing the exercises, and re-running class examples on your own.

And if you have questions during the workshop, make sure to attend the Q&A sessions and/or post on the Workshop Center to clarify anything you’re not clear on.

You know how this goes: The more time you put in, the deeper your understanding.



 Q. What’s your refund policy?

Your registration fee is fully refundable up to 72 hours before your first class session. No refunds will be granted after the program begins.

 

Q: Do you offer student discounts?

Yes, we do! Current students with a valid ID can register for up to 40% off the standard rate. Click here to receive our student discount on all our workshops: https://www.theanalysisfactor.com/student-discount-list/

 

Q: Things are very busy at work right now, and I’m afraid I won’t have time to keep up. How much time per week does this really take?

We’ve worked hard to make sure people can take a workshop in the midst of their normal work life. For longer workshops, we build in a week off halfway through the course.
 

Each workshop webinar session is 1.5 to 2 hours, whether you attend live or listen to the recording.

Afterward, we have a one-hour Q&A session. You don’t have to attend, we just make those available so you can have any questions answered or listen in on others’ questions.
 

We provide exercises, answers and data sets, so you can practice what you’ve learned each week and get help in the Q&As. These will take you a few hours each week, maybe up to 3 or so. The exercises aren’t required—you’re not graded. But we’ve gotten feedback that they’re very helpful, as it allows you to practice and figure out what you did and didn’t understand.

In other words, each week, there are approximately 2 hours of instruction, one hour of Q&A, and about 2-3 hours of practice time. So if you have a crazy hectic week during the workshop, you have catch up time. But If you have a crazy hectic month, you may be better off waiting as you won’t really have a chance to catch up.
 

One reminder: You have access to the workshop website, all materials, and a place to ask questions for a year. So if you get behind, you aren’t missing out. You can catch up on your schedule.

 

Q: I teach/work/sleep during this time and cannot attend live. Is there any way to register and access the webinar sessions later?

Yes! We have participants from many time zones with many different work schedules. In order to support our diverse student base, all modules – including the workshop sessions and Q&As — are recorded and made available to students within 48 hours. They’re screenshot video files, so you’ll hear the instructor talking and see her screen, just as live participants do. You can even submit questions for written answers any time between sessions. Many students take the entire workshop in this manner, never attending a session live.
 

You can also download and keep these videos forever, so if you need to refresh your memory at any point in the future, it’s yours to review.

 

Q: I’m outside the U.S. Can I still participate?

Yes. We have participants in our workshops from many different countries. You will want a fast internet connection and either a computer speaker or a telephone if you plan to attend live.
 

 

Q: Can I pay with Paypal?

 Yes. When you check out, you can pay directly using our system or paying with Paypal. However, the three-payment option is not available using PayPal.
 

 

Q: Can I join the Q&A webinars from my tablet or phone?

Yes. You can join all webinar sessions from your Apple or Android device by downloading a free GoToMeeting app.
 

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Q: This really isn’t a good time for me. Will you be offering this workshop again soon?

We don't have a set schedule for running each workshop. We try to schedule each workshop every 12-18 months, though very popular workshops may be offered more often. We are sometimes unable to re-run a workshop if the instructor becomes unavailable so there are no guarantees that any workshop will be run again.

If you think you'll need the material in the next half-year or so, I would suggest registering now. You’ll get all the materials to download and review at your convenience, and you can attend again for free any time in the next 12 months.
 
 

Have additional questions? We’re here to help! Just email us at support@theanalysisfactor.com.

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