[R-sig-ME] An advice needed on paper statistical analysis, description

Highland Statistics Ltd. highstat at highstat.com
Wed Jul 29 12:36:06 CEST 2009

>I in the final stages of writing a paper which summarized some of my PhD 
aspects. I did a lot of mixed effects modelling. I have started with the 
lme function (I prefer it on `lmer` becuase it is more documented and 
more flexible in terms of weight and correlation structures). I came out 
with non-convincing p-values (As Zuur's 2009 book describes it - between 
0.001 to 0.1) 

Did we say that? We may have said that p-values in the order of 0.01 are not convincing for a GAM(M).

Now I wonder what to write on the paper. 

We all do!

I guess I should explain why I 
used the somehow more complex approach (writing the models myself in 
JAGS) and I hope the reviewers will not reject the paper... I want to 
submit the paper to Ecology and most papers in this journal with BUGS 
analysis are much more complex and unique to a specific problem.
I will be thankful to hear your advices.




Dr. Alain F. Zuur
First author of:

1. Analysing Ecological Data (2007).
Zuur, AF, Ieno, EN and Smith, GM. Springer. 680 p.
URL: www.springer.com/0-387-45967-7

2. Mixed effects models and extensions in ecology with R. (2009).
Zuur, AF, Ieno, EN, Walker, N, Saveliev, AA, and Smith, GM. Springer.

3. A Beginner's Guide to R (2009).
Zuur, AF, Ieno, EN, Meesters, EHWG. Springer

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