[R-sig-ME] Newbie looking for documentation

Jonathan Baron baron at psych.upenn.edu
Thu May 21 19:04:44 CEST 2009

I like Gelman and Hill too, but it is not very helpful for people
interested in hypothesis testing.  It is, I think, written mainly for
those who work in fields (including many in the social sciences) where
it makes sense to say that "the null hypothesis is always false."
That is bothersome to those of us who design careful experiments
explicitly to give the null hypothesis a real chance (and where all
too often it grasps the opportunity).

If this is your situation, I recommend Bates's article in R-news:
and the papers in the last issue of the Journal of Memory and
Language, 2008, or maybe the one before that, starting with Baayen,
Davidson, and Bates.


On 05/21/09 12:54, Hank Stevens wrote:
> I really really like
> Gelman and Hill (2007) "Data Analysis Using Regression and
> Multilevel/Hierarchical Models" Cambridge.
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Schultz, Mark R. <Mark.Schultz2 at va.gov> wrote:
> > Hi All:
> >   I'm trying to make the transition from the dark side (SAS) and would
> > like to lmer if I could find some good tutorial material to get me
> > started. Any ideas?
> > Many thanks,
> > Mark Schultz
> >
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Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
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