Italy, Cison di Valmarino-Treviso

Applied Quantile Regression

when 4 June 2012 - 9 June 2012
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1

Quantile regression is a statistical method for the analysis of the median and other percentiles of an outcome of interest. This increasingly popular method provides great insight in medical research and an alternative approach when other traditional methods may not be valid. The course offers an introduction to quantile regression and its extensions through a series of real-life examples from clinical and epidemiological studies. The focus is on interpretation and practical relevance. Based on lectures and computer activities, the course enables the participants to utilize quantile regression as a simple tool for the analysis of outcomes of interest with emphasis on its flexibility in the presence of non-normal outcomes, outlying values, survival and longitudinal data.

Course leader

M. Bottai (Karolinska Institutet)

Target group

Physicians, clinicians and public health professionals from public and private institutions who are looking for systematic training in the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, or epidemiology applied to health care planning and evaluation.
Students in biostatistics and epidemiology, and researchers both from public and private institutions who wish to increase their familiarity with quantitative methods or to deepen their knowledge of a specific area of interest.

Course aim

The course offers an introduction to quantile regression and its extensions through a series of real-life examples from clinical and
epidemiological studies. The focus is on interpretation and practical relevance.

Fee info

EUR 1: For Students. Registration before 31 March 2012.
After 31 March 2012 €1,350.

EUR 1: Registration before 31 March 2012.
After 31 March 2012 €1,450.

Scholarships

A limited number of Scholarships are available.
Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, for at most one week. Only registered students may apply. The request to be considered for a scholarship should be communicated no later than March 1, 2012.