Regression Modeling Strategies Short Course 2020 | Why Regression Modeling? | Course Notes | Causal Models |Zoom Preparation

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Video recordings of the May 2020 course may be purchased using the link below. Free access to the videos was already provided to registrants for the May course.

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Need a statistical modeling tune-up or to keep up to date with modern flexible methods for developing and validating predictive models? To understand the advantages and disadvantages of machine learning relative to statistical models? The only full Regression Modeling Strategies 4-day course offered this year covers predictive models, validation, missing data, preserving information, measuring predictive accuracy, avoiding overfitting, the art of data analysis, comprehensive case studies, and more.

The RMS 4-day short course will be held as a virtual course on May 12-15, 2020. This will be a very interactive live web course using Zoom with registration fees that are significantly reduced over the traditional yearly in-person course. Registration opened March 23 (see below). The course includes case studies using R. Even though the 4-day course will not require you to use R interactively, those participants who wish to learn more about R and the rms package may wish to take the optional one-day R workshop on May 11 to enhance R and RStudio skills.

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Four-day Short Course in Regression Modeling Strategies by Frank E. Harrell, Jr., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Target Audience

Statisticians and other quantitative researchers who want to learn some general predictive model development strategies, including approaches to missing data imputation, data reduction, model validation, relaxing linearity assumptions, and how to choose between machine learning and statistical models.


Good working knowledge of ordinary multiple regression models. Some individuals will want to take the free Biostatistics for Biomedical Research course in preparation (especially sessions on regression).

Detailed Course Description

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All times are U.S. Central Daylight Time (Chicago Time)

Day Date Time Description
Monday May 11 9a-12p, 1p-4p optional R workshop
Tuesday May 12 9a-12p, 1p-4p begin 4-day RMS course
Wednesday May 13 9a-12p, 1p-4p
Thursday May 14 9a-12p, 1p-4p
Friday May 15 9a-1p

Registration Information for 4-Day Course

Videos of May 2021 Course

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Registration for the videos entitles participants to obtain high-priority answers to statistical modeling questions from the instructor for up to one month after registration.

Live Participation

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Registration opened Monday March 23, 2020 and is now closed. Those registering will be put on a waitlist so that I can notify them of future opportunities, and your credit card will not be charged. Click the above link to register and pay (if you are in a category that is charged). Please email interest/questions to

Course Fees for 4-day Course

Course Fees for R Pre-Course Workshop Monday May 11, 2020

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