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Linear Models

2 ECTS Kourou Year 2 Semester 3 Elective Tool


The linear model part proposes the study of usual models such as analysis of variance and of covariance, regression (simple and multiple), and generalized linear model. The objective being to illustrate the power of these models but also their limits.

Emphasis is placed on the notion of confounding effects, and on different classical tests of the linear model. The notion of adjusted means in case of unbalanced experimental design is also introduced.

Learning outcomes

Identifying the correct model within the generalized liner model family to answer a biological question,

Being aware of possible confounding effects,

Understanding precisely the different classical tests proposed,

Comparing factors taking into account adjustment factors.

Teaching and learning methods

The course is entirely provided in the classroom.

Type of assessment

  • Individual
  • Written exam


  • Location : Kourou
  • ECTS granting : AgroParisTech
  • Organisation : AgroParisTech


Mélaine Aubry-Kientz

Mélaine Aubry-Kientz

  • AgroParisTech, Kourou France