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What you will learn

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    Describe novel uses of regression models such as scatterplot smoothing

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    Investigate analysis of residuals and variability

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    Understand ANOVA and ANCOVA model cases

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    Use regression analysis, least squares and inference

Skills you will gain

Model SelectionGeneralized Linear ModelLinear RegressionRegression Analysis

Course 7 of 10 in the

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Approx. 17 hours to complete


Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

12 hours to complete

Week 1: Least Squares and Linear Regression

This week, we focus on least squares and linear regression.

9 videos (Total 74 min), 11 readings, 4 quizzes
9 videos
Introduction: Basic Least Squares6m
Technical Details (Skip if you'd like)2m
Introductory Data Example12m
Notation and Background7m
Linear Least Squares6m
Linear Least Squares Coding Example7m
Technical Details (Skip if you'd like)11m
Regression to the Mean11m
11 readings
Welcome to Regression Models10m
Book: Regression Models for Data Science in R10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Data Science Specialization Community Site10m
Where to get more advanced material10m
Technical details10m
Least squares10m
Regression to the mean10m
Practical R Exercises in swirl Part 110m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
11 hours to complete

Week 2: Linear Regression & Multivariable Regression

This week, we will work through the remainder of linear regression and then turn to the first part of multivariable regression.

10 videos (Total 70 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Interpreting Coefficients3m
Linear Regression for Prediction10m
Residuals, Coding Example14m
Residual Variance7m
Inference in Regression5m
Coding Example6m
Really, really quick intro to knitr3m
5 readings
*Statistical* linear regression models10m
Inference in regression10m
Looking ahead to the project10m
Practical R Exercises in swirl Part 210m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
13 hours to complete

Week 3: Multivariable Regression, Residuals, & Diagnostics

This week, we'll build on last week's introduction to multivariable regression with some examples and then cover residuals, diagnostics, variance inflation, and model comparison.

14 videos (Total 168 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
14 videos
Multivariable Regression part II10m
Multivariable Regression Continued8m
Multivariable Regression Examples part I19m
Multivariable Regression Examples part II22m
Multivariable Regression Examples part III7m
Multivariable Regression Examples part IV7m
Adjustment Examples17m
Residuals and Diagnostics part I5m
Residuals and Diagnostics part II9m
Residuals and Diagnostics part III9m
Model Selection part I7m
Model Selection part II22m
Model Selection part III12m
5 readings
Multivariable regression10m
Model selection10m
Practical R Exercises in swirl Part 310m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 314m
(OPTIONAL) Data analysis practice with immediate feedback (NEW! 10/18/2017)8m
17 hours to complete

Week 4: Logistic Regression and Poisson Regression

This week, we will work on generalized linear models, including binary outcomes and Poisson regression.

7 videos (Total 95 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Logistic Regression part I17m
Logistic Regression part II3m
Logistic Regression part III8m
Poisson Regression part I12m
Poisson Regression part II12m
6 readings
Logistic regression10m
Count Data10m
Practical R Exercises in swirl Part 410m
Post-Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 412m
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Top reviews from Regression Models

By MMMar 13th 2018

Great course, very informative, with lots of valuable information and examples. Prof. Caffo and his team did a very good job in my opinion. I've found very useful the course material shared on github.

By KADec 17th 2017

Excellent course that is jam-packed with useful material! It is quite challenging and gives a thorough grounding in how to approach the process of selecting a linear regression model for a data set.



Brian Caffo, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Roger D. Peng, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Jeff Leek, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

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