Introduction to Poisson Regression

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Start - End
3 Jun - 3 Jun
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£ 75 - 150
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Centre for Applied Statistics Courses
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03 June 2020, 10:00 am–4:30 pm

This one-day course introduces regression methods that are appropriate to analyse count or rate data. Poisson regression is used to determine associations between a count/rate outcome and a number of predictor variables. More flexible extensions of the poisson regression, quasi poisson and negative binomial regressions, are also introduced and explained.

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all courses will now be delivered online through a live video feed. You can expect the same level of group and individual support as you would have received in our face-to-face courses.

When dealing with a count or rate outcome variable, basic linear regression is inappropriate as it will lead to invalid predictions. Poisson regression is an extension of the ideas used in linear regression that allows counts or rates to be validly modelled against chosen predictor variables.

This course explores how poisson regression models are formulated, interpreted and checked using worked examples. The course also details how poisson regression can be extended when the strict assumptions are not met (introducing quasi poisson and negative binomial models).

Please note that this course does not involve hands-on use of a statistical package, results will be given in the notes and care has been taken to ensure they are comprehensible regardless of which statistical package delegates are used to. The course assumes a basic understanding of statistical concepts such as p-values and confidence intervals.

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