Regression Modelling Strategies in Health Sciences Research: Linear and Logistic Models

This training day will be a repeat of an earlier workshop that focused on using Multiple Linear and Logistic Regression Models. This workshop will have a greater emphasis on practical use and a major focus on SPSS. The location at Deakin Downtown is to accommodate Geelong researchers who might find it easier to attend this location. Priority for attendance at this workshop is for Faculty of Health researchers and PhD students based in Geelong and are willing to travel to the city.

This full day workshop aims to increase participants understanding of the principles, methods, and interpretation of regression models, with particular application to health research. The scope of the workshop runs from basic principles of regression methods to deciphering the output of statistical analyses. We will cover the practical aspects of running regression models in the SPSS and Stata software environment. By the end of the day, participants will be able to:

* understand the principles of regression methods and modelling strategies

* report and present the output from such analyses

* have experience in applying regression methods to health data in SPSS / Stata.


Participants are expected to have a basic familiarity with the concepts of analytic epidemiology, descriptive statistics and elementary statistical hypothesis testing. Exercises will be based on SPSS / Stata and some prior experience with this software would be an advantage.

Participants need to bring their own laptop with SPSS or Stata installed. The SPSS and Stata codes required to complete the exercises will be provided.

Who should attend?

PhD students and early career researchers within the Faculty of Health who are considering using regression approaches in their research. The day would suit people currently involved in, or about to start, postgraduate study and other researchers who wish to expand their quantitative research skills.


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