All teaching takes place at the Center for Health and Society (Kommunehospitalet) in room 7.0.18, which is in building 7, ground floor. Enter via Entrance A on this Map and continue through the hallway next to the bookstore.
Everybody should bring a laptop. I will assume that most will be using Windows XP or Vista. If you need help with Macs or Linux machines please contact the course director separately. Make sure that the computer has not been locked by your administrator. We'll bring the necessary files along, but it will be good if as many of you as possible install the software in advance.
R for Windows can be found here: http://cran.dk.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/. Just download and run
Also install the
survey, RSQLite, quantreg, hexbin, mitools
packages, either via the menu, or by typing
"quantreg", "hexbin", "mitools")).
If you are unfamiliar with R, it is suggested that you go through the interactive session at the end of the manual “An Introduction to R”, which comes with the software.
Traditional designs for health surveys
Modern methods for two-phase samples
We shall primarily use handouts of the slides, but the following literature may be relevant:
Dalgaard (2008). Introductory Statistics with R. 2nd ed., Springer.
Venables and Ripley (2002). Modern Applied Statistics with S. 4th ed., Springer.
Also useful are the manuals that ship with R, especially
An Introduction to R
The list of participants can be found here (PDF file)
Slides and various supporting files can be found here
(PDF files and data files). Documentation of the “nhanes”
survey can be found here.
You can mail the course director at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 35 32 79 18.