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Further Regression Analysis - HEA00002M

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Mona Kanaan
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
C Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

To equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to allow analysis of data with an awareness of effect modification and confounding. By means of lectures and hands-on analysis of data from real healthrelated studies, using the statistical software package STATA the student is guided through the full range of standard statistical parametric and non-parametric techniques, ranging from frequency tables to Cox's regression. Special attention is paid to the conditions under which the technique may or not may be applied.

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Make effective use of the statistical package STATA for analysis.
  2. Interpret the results of using such packages and generate functional reports.
  3. Utilise descriptive and inferential statistical tests of difference and association.
  4. Correctly construct multivariate linear, logistic and Poisson regression models and to undertake survival analysis and Cox-regression modelling.

Module content

Introduction to STATA

Further multiple regression

Introducing interaction terms, more on diagnostics tools for multiple regression including transformations and collinearity

Multiple Logistic regression

Multiple Logistic regression including interaction terms, goodness-of-fit for multiple logistic regression and discrimination

Survival analysis

Principles of survival analysis and introduction of Cox’s regression for time related data

Poisson regression

Poisson regression for count data

Further non-parametric tests and bootstrapping

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Further Regression Analysis
2.5 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Further Regression Analysis
2.5 hours 100

Module feedback

Students are provided with collective exam feedback relating to their cohort, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

  • Belsley, David A. Regression diagnostics. Wiley-Interscience
  • Fox, John. Applied regression analysis and generalized linear models. Sage
  • Hamilton, L. Statistics with Stata. Wadsworth.
  • Harrell, Frank E. . Regression modeling strategies. Springer-Verlag New York Inc
  • Hosmer, David W et. al. Applied logistic regression. Wiley
  • Hosmer, David W. et. al. Applied survival analysis. Wiley-Interscience
  • Rabe-Hesketh, S. and Everitt, B. A handbook of statistical analyses using Stata. Chapman & Hall.



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