Can't see the trees for the forest:The benefits of using Random Forests analysis method

Mills, Emma (2019) Can't see the trees for the forest:The benefits of using Random Forests analysis method. In: Lancaster University Psychology PhD Conference, 2019-06-282019-06-28, Lancaster University.

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Abstract

As Psychologists, we are often interested in interaction effects that are small in size. Finding these, however, is a challenge, with even the most advanced statistical methods falling foul of multi collinearity, order effects, singularity and model non-convergence. I share my experience of the Random Forest approach - it allows me to enter all my predictors, co-linear and all, deals with non-normal distributions intuitively and can also assist in variable selection if I ask it to.

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Contribution to Conference (Speech)
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Lancaster University Psychology PhD Conference
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22 Jul 2019 10:25
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