What is longitudinal data and how can you analyze it? Here you will learn all about this kind of data and the descriptive analyses that can be used to explore it! You will also learn to model continuous and binary outcome variables. Linear mixed effects models will be used as a modern approach to modeling this kind of data, taking into account the correlated nature of it. For binary outcomes, generalized estimating equations will be introduced as an alternative to the generalized linear mixed models. Visualizations are used throughout the course to interpret model results and strategies for model selection are also explored. Along the way, you will use data from a number of longitudinal studies, including the Madras and Calcium datasets.
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