[R] Stats help for dissertation project

Michael Dewey ||@t@ @end|ng |rom dewey@myzen@co@uk
Sat Sep 19 12:29:45 CEST 2020

Dear Raija

This list is primarily for R programming questions so most of your post 
is off-topic here. If you are registered for a degree presumably someone 
is paying a fee to your institution and someone there is being paid to 
supervise your project so I would have thought they would be the first 
port of call. If they fail to meet their obligations then there is a 
site Cross Validated where you may have better luck.


On 18/09/2020 18:19, Raija Hallam wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a conservation Masters student who is new to R and in need of some
> confirmation of my methods/ stats help!
> My dissertation project is looking at the micronutrient intake (iron, zinc,
> calcium, magnesium and folic acid/folate) of 18 female monkeys, 14 of which
> are reproductively 'successful' (their infant survived past 1 year) and 4
> of which are reproductively 'unsuccessful' (their infant did not survive to
> 1 year). The females go through a number of stages throughout their
> pregnancy, and I would like to focus on 2 of these stages, early gestation
> and early lactation, as these appear in the literature to be important
> stages in terms of nutrition. Each stage is broken down into 4 week periods
> so I have G1, G2 and G3 as early gestation and L1, L2, L3 and L4 as early
> lactation. These could also be combined into just 2 reproductive stages;
> early gestation (EG) and early lactation (EL), to make the model a bit
> simpler.
> *I first would like to investigate how micronutrient intake is affected by
> the reproductive stage of females.*
> To investigate this I am thinking of doing a multivariate multiple
> regression general linear model, controlling for Female ID:
> ironintake ~ repphase + (1/FemaleID)
> zincintake ~ repphase + (1/FemaleID)
> etc.
> *I would also like to investigate how the micronutrients they intake affect
> reproductive 'successfulness'.*
> To investigate this I am thinking of doing a binomial logistic regression
> generalised linear model, again controlling for Female ID:
> Repsuccess ~ ironintake + zincintake + calciumintake etc... +(1/FemaleID)
> As I'm new to R and a bit rusty with my stats knowledge I would be very
> grateful for any comments on my current stats tests and methods outlined
> above. If there are other tests that would fit my data better then I'm all
> ears!
> Thank you!
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