Linear Models: Increasing Your Statistical Confidence


Ready to move beyond the basics?

 

Your Next Step to Statistics Proficiency

 


 

Most of the statistical analyses you need to do as a researcher are most likely linear regressions or ANOVAs. Or some extension of them.

But…

How well do you really understand linear models?

Chances are, the training you’ve received was incomplete, out of context, or so long ago that there are more than a few holes in your comprehension.

That means when your REAL data doesn’t fit a model perfectly, you’re often confused, stuck, and frustrated.

By developing an intuitive understanding of linear models, though, you can deal with imperfect data, as well as gain the basics you need to move on to other concepts, like logistic regression, mediation, structural equation modeling, and mixed models.

It’s time to fill in the gaps and master linear models.

Introducing…

 

Linear Models: Increasing Your Statistical Confidence

 

An 8-Module Online, Live Interactive Workshop

Workshop starts Thursday, January 18, 2018

 


 

I’m Jeff Meyer, workshop instructor for Linear Models: Increasing Your Statistical Confidence.

This is a great workshop to learn coding language and become more familiar with different statistical software.

My goal is that by the end of the workshop, you’ll develop a linear model that extracts the most information possible from your data and the confidence to read, comprehend and explain the results. You will also understand how well your model fits the data and answers your research question.

In this eight-module live, online workshop, we’ll cover:

  • Starting with the Basics: Terminology, Correlations, Bivariate Linear Regression
  • Regression Models with Multiple Predictors
  • ANOVA and ANCOVA (including interactions)
  • How to Extend and Refine the Models
  • And more!

 


 

Who Is This Workshop For?

 

This workshop is suitable for graduate students and research professionals. It’s for you if you:

  • Need a refresher on linear modeling
  • Feel like you’re missing the knowledge to proceed in key areas of linear models, like checking assumptions; building a model with interactions, categorical variables, or quadratic terms; or interpreting your linear model output.
  • Missed some of the fundamentals of linear modeling, and now you’re getting stuck as you try to use logistic regressions, repeated measures, or other advanced analyses
  • Never really “got” linear models, but were able to hack your way through

It’s not for you if you:

  • Already run and thoroughly understand linear models or are using more advanced models with confidence
  • Are looking for a theoretical matrix-algebra or calculus-based course on statistical theory where you derive linear models
  • Don’t understand basic statistical concepts like correlations, p-values, and hypothesis tests

 

 


 

How Does It Work?

 

This course is an 8-module live, interactive online workshop from January 18 to March 7, 2018.

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 will leave plenty of time to ask your own questions.

Have more questions? No problem!

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

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

 

As a participant in the Linear Models workshop, you’ll have access to a participant-only website, your workshop “hub.” That’s where you’ll access all workshop resources and material, including:

  • Data sets in various formats.

    These include SPSS, SAS, Stata, and csv.

  • PDF handouts of presentation slides.

    Made available ahead of each session so you can download, print out, and take notes as you follow along. 

  • Video screen capture recordings of each workshop session.

    Made available within 48 hours after each session so you can review the material at your convenience. If you miss any of the live sessions, you can still participate on your own schedule. 

  • Exercises.

    (Yes, HOMEWORK!) You really need to practice this stuff and get your hands dirty, so we’re giving you the data to try it on your own with new models. But don’t worry–you won’t be on your own stuck on some coding error that won’t work. Kim provides you with the syntax we used to do the exercises and the answers.

  • A place to submit written questions between sessions.

    Got a question as you’re reviewing the video recording or your notes? Just submit a question in the workshop site. Kim will answer it there if she can, or if it’s something she needs to show you, she’ll answer it in the next Q&A session.

  • Video recordings of all Q&A sessions. 

    Review the Q&As at your convenience. You can even submit questions for the Q&A sessions ahead of time, and Kim will answer them in the next session and you can watch at your convenience. 

  • A list of helpful resources and suggestions for further reading.

    There’s no required textbook, but there are some good resources that we recommend to support your learning. 

  • Bonus videos.

    We’ve included a few videos from some webinars on relevant topics to help your understanding. Included are:

    • Confidence Intervals
    • Dummy and Effect Coding
    • Multicollinearity
    • Outliers and Influential Points

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, ask additional questions, and attend the course again during that 12-month period.

Often, our students report they understand the material at a deeper level on a second or third pass. This stuff is not easy. You’ll learn more every time, so take advantage of it!

 

 


 

 

What’s Covered in the Workshop?

Module 1: Getting Under the Hood of Single Predictor Models

  • Discussion on basic terminology
  • Correlations
  • Bivariate linear regression

Module 2: Continuous Predictors

  • Preliminary Data Screening
  • Multivariable Linear Regression
  • Marginal Means

Module 3: Categorical and Continuous Predictors

  • Multivariable linear regression
  • Marginal Means

Module 4: T-test, ANOVA, ANCOVA

  • T-test
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA)
  • Marginal Means
  • Homogeneity of Variance

Module 5: Extending, Refining and Interpreting the Model

  • Interactions in Depth
  • Centering & Standardized Coefficients
  • Quadratic and Cubed Variables
  • Suppression
  • Partial and Semi-partial Correlation, Effect Size

Module 6: Diagnostics

  • What are the assumptions?
  • Data issues: What are they?
  • Residuals
  • Observations
  • Model
  • Different Types of Variance Estimators

Module 7: Model Building

  • Segmented regression
  • Standardized coefficient
  • Start to finish example
  • When OLS Regression Model is Not Appropriate

Module 8: Piecing It All Together

  • Running an Analysis

 

 


 

The Details:


There are 8 Workshop Webinar Sessions. 

We’ll meet for four weeks in a row from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time – beginning Thursday, January 18. We’ll take a week off to give you time to catch up, then meet for an additional four weeks, ending on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

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

The schedule is as follows:

Workshop Orientation (Optional) – Wednesday, January 17, at 12 Noon (EST)

Live Workshop Dates:

January

18
Thursday

January

25
Thursday

February

1
Thursday

February

8
Thursday

BREAK WEEK

February

22
Thursday

March

1
Thursday

March

8
Thursday

March

15
Thursday

 

We will also meet for eight Q&A sessions throughout this time. We’ll meet on the following dates:

January

24
Wednesday

January

31
Wednesday

February

7
Wednesday

February

21
Wednesday

February

28
Wednesday

March

7
Wednesday

March

14
Wednesday

March

28
Wednesday

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.

 


Full Workshop Price: $497

Pay in full or in 3 installments of $166. (Your first installment will be billed today. Then your credit card will be billed automatically every 30 days for the remaining 2 installments.)

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Every Live Workshop from The Analysis Factor includes:

  • 1 year of access to the workshop website
  • All the data, programming code, exercises and handouts you’ll need
  • Live webinars and question & answer sessions
  • Video recordings of all live content for later or repeated review
  • The opportunity to ask questions live and to submit questions to be answered between sessions

 


 

About Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Jeff Meyer, your workshop instructor and professional statistical consultant.

I have taught this workshop in the past and have watched students grow in confidence and master linear models.

My main focus areas are  wide ranging. I work with linear, binomial,count and mixed models. In addition my work can entail running exploratory and confirmatory models, Structural Equation Models (SEM), latent class analysis and multiple imputation models for missing data.

I understand that to be an effective instructor, it takes more than subject matter knowledge and a logical approach to analyzing data. I truly enjoy working with people, and I care about your success!

 


 

Prerequisites

So what kind of background in statistics do you need?

This course starts out at a basic level. No, you don’t need a PhD in statistics… we know you’re a researcher, not a statistician.

We’re assuming you understand:

  • Statistical tests
  • Basic graphing
  • How to work with data and variables in any stat program

As long as you have at least a statistics course or two under your belt, you should be ready to tackle “Linear 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 this 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.

 


 

FAQs

Q: Will I be able to keep up?

A: 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.

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

 

Q: What’s your refund policy?

A: 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?

A: Yes, we do! Current students with a valid ID can register for 40% off the standard rate. Click here to receive our student discount on this and future workshops: http://theanalysisinstitute.com/student-discount/

 

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?

A: We’ve worked really hard to make sure people can do the workshop in the midst of their normal worklife.

Each workshop instruction session is about two hours, whether you attend live or listen to the recording. We know it’s hard to attend 8 weeks in a row at the same time, so we split up the eight core modules over a nine-week session (four weeks on, one week off, four weeks on).

After you’ve had a week to digest the material from the live session, 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 5 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 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 to take the class 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?

A: Yes! We have participants from many time zones with many different work schedules. In order to support our diverse student base, all workshop sessions – including the modules and Q&A’s — are recorded and made available to students within 48 hours. They’re screenshot video files, so you’ll hear me talking and see my 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.

 

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

A: 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?

A: 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 iPad or iPhone?

A: Yes. Attendees have the option of registering and joining the workshop Q&A sessions from your Apple or Android device by downloading a free GoToMeeting app.

 

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

A: There are no plans at this time to offer this workshop again this year. Remember, though, that you can sign up now and get access to all the course materials (live trainings, support, exercises, the option to ask questions, and live Q&A sessions, as well as any additional bonuses), 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.

Registering now will give you complete access to the website and all materials for one year. Plus, ongoing support is included through access to the workshop website for a full year.

 

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