Longitudinal and Correlated Data (BSTA5012)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit aims to enable students to apply appropriate methods to the analysis of data arising from longitudinal (repeated measures) epidemiological or clinical studies, and from studies with other forms of clustering (cluster sample surveys, cluster randomised trials, family studies) that will produce non-exchangeable outcomes. Content covered in this unit includes: Paired data; the effect of non-independence on comparisons within and between clusters of observations; methods for continuous outcomes; normal mixed effects (hierarchical or multilevel) models and generalised estimating equations (GEE); role and limitations of repeated measures ANOVA; methods for discrete data; GEE and generalised linear mixed models (GLMM); methods for count data.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

8-12 hours total study time per week, distance learning

Assessment

2x major written assignments (2x30%), 4x shorter written assignments (4x10%)

Textbooks

Recommended: Fitzmaurice G, Laird N, Ware J. Applied Longitudinal Analysis. John Wiley and Sons, 2004. ISBN 978-0-471-21487-8. Notes supplied.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

BSTA5008

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