ST542 Half Unit
Longitudinal Data Analysis
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Prof Fiona Steele COL 7.12
This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Health Policy and Health Economics and MPhil/PhD in Statistics. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
A knowledge of probability and basic statistical theory, including linear regression and logistic regression.
A practical introduction to methods for the analysis of repeated measures data, including continuous and binary outcomes. Topics include: longitudinal study designs, models for two measurements, (random effects) growth curve models, marginal models, missing data, latent class models and dynamic (autoregressive) models. The course will have an applied emphasis with fortnightly computer classes using the Stata software.
This course will be delivered through a combination of classes, lectures and Q&A sessions totalling a minimum of 30 hours across Lent Term. This year some of this teaching may be delivered through a combination of classes and flipped lectures delivered as short online videos. Week 6 will be used as a reading week.
Students will be expected to produce 4 exercises in the LT.
Formative assessment is based on data analysis problems that require the use of the statistical software to apply the statistical techniques taught in the lectures and computer classes. Coursework is given out to students every two weeks and returned with feedback and comments.
Hedeker D, Gibbons RD. Longitudinal Data Analysis. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2006).
Rabe-Hesketh S, Skrondal A. (2012) Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata, Third Edition. Volume I: Continuous Responses. College Station, Texas: Stata Press.
Singer JD, Willett JB. Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence. New York: Oxford University Press (2003). (Part I only).
Coursework (100%, 4000 words) in the ST.
Assessment is by 100% coursework which is given to students in week 8
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: Unavailable
Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable
Value: Half Unit