Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modelling of Population Health Data

PART OF: Population Health Data Analysis

Course description

This course will provide you with an introduction to—and hands-on experience specifying—multi-level modeling and longitudinal analysis. You will gain an understanding of different types of approaches including:

  • time varying and invariant predictors
  • multivariate and multi-population models with different outcomes
  • missing data, errors in measurement and measurement misclassification

This course is designed to serve the needs of researchers who will analyze and model longitudinal data in population health research.

Learning objectives

  • Define the methodological features of longitudinal data analysis.
  • Describe fundamental concepts and issues in multi-level modeling.
  • Identify different analytical approaches to longitudinal data analysis and specify their strengths and limitations.
  • Use Mplus statistical modeling program to perform longitudinal data analyses in population health research.
  • Develop and practice longitudinal model specification, estimation, evaluation, and modification skills.
  • Interpret and evaluate findings in longitudinal population health research.

Prerequisites

Admission to the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis or permission of the Faculty Advisor.

Knowledge of regression analysis is a requirement for this course.

Although not required, some familiarity with SAS and Mplus software would be helpful.

Stand-alone

If space is available, you may take PHDA05 as a stand-alone course for professional development. Non-certificate students must meet the same prerequisites as certificate students.

Minimum Registration Requirement

This course may be cancelled if the minimum enrollment requirement is not met by the registration deadline.

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