Wageningen, Netherlands

PhD course Mixed Linear Models

when 21 June 2018 - 22 June 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 0.5 EC
fee EUR 290

In this module we discuss how to analyse dependent data, that is, data for which the assumption of independence needed in Linear Models is violated. So: Do you have a nested experimental set-up? Like measurements on large plots, but also on smaller plots within the larger plots? Do you have repeated measurements? Like measurements on height of the same plant over time? Or weight of the same animal over time? Do you have pseudo-replication? Like measuring 3 plants from the same pot? In this sort of situations it is not reasonable to use ordinary ANOVA or regression to analyse your data. These methods are likely too optimistic, and you will get erroneous significant results. And your paper will be returned for, hopefully, a major revision! With mixed linear models a more appropriate model, allowing for dependence between observations, can be specified, which will lead to more reasonable conclusions.

Course leader

dr. Gerrit Gort, Biometris, Wageningen University
Dr. Bas Engel, Biometris, Wageningen University

Target group

PhD candidates and other academics

Course aim

In this module, you will learn about these models (also about the formulation in matrix notation, covariance matrices included), about the way to fit them to your data using software, and about the output produced by the software. In computer sessions participants can practice fitting models of this type, and gain an understanding of the output created by the software. You are encouraged to bring along your own data if you have any. The main statistical software used in this course is R.

Credits info

0.5 EC
Number of credits: 0.6 ECTS

Fee info

EUR 290: PE&RC / SENSE / WASS / EPS PhD candidates with an approved TSP: € 150,- Early Bird fee of € 100,-
All other PhD candidates: € 290, Early Bird fee of € 240,-
EUR 390: All others: € 340,- Early Bird Fee: € 390,


No scholarships offered