[R-sig-ME] Does lmer use Empirical Bayes to estimate random effects

Christopher David Desjardins desja004 at umn.edu
Thu Oct 29 17:21:01 CET 2009

I noticed that HLM uses Empirical Bayes to estimate the random effects 
and I was curious if this is what lmer() does to? I came across this 
but it is unclear to me if it is correct to say that lmer() uses 
Empirical Bayes to estimate these effects.

Christopher David Desjardins, Ph.D. Student
Quantitative Methods in Education
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota

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