Nimal Wickremasinghe

Some Highlights and Applications of the General Linear Model

Some research problems, with or without the knowledge of the graduate student, naturally fall within the framework of the general linear model. If the student is aware of this fact and he/she has a proper background in the theory of linear models, then he/she can move on without difficulty.

In this seminar, I want to focus on some important features of the general linear model that a beginner might perhaps fail to note. The focus will be mainly on the concepts such as rank, general approach to hypothesis testing, testability, and estimability, along with some related examples.

Some recent work that we did with regard to application of the general linear model is briefly discussed.