[R] GLMM predictor variables

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Wed Jun 19 23:49:10 CEST 2013

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-- or better yet, consult a local statistician for guidance.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 8:44 AM, Bruce Rawlings <bsr505 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a quick question regarding predictor variables in a GLMM analysis, a
> subject I am new to.
> I am running a study investigating multi-modal communication in primates.
> specifically, primate gestures that accompany vocalizations.
> I have measured the call rate, call duration and peak frequency (response
> variables)  for 200 calls (100 accompanied by gestures, 100 without
> gestures).
> I would like to use the following predictor variables: 1) Call type, 2)
> Presence of gesture, 3) Gesture type
> Is it possible to use  GESTURE TYPE here as a predictor variable? I am not
> sure if it's appropriate since this will only be for 50% of the overall
>  the data (where calls are accompanied by gestures).
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> Bruce Rawlings
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