[R-sig-ME] between-blocks variation in intercepts estimated as zero by lmer in RB design???

David Duffy davidD at qimr.edu.au
Tue Feb 8 06:34:30 CET 2011

On Mon, 7 Feb 2011, Duncan Mackay wrote:

> Hello, I am having difficulty understanding why lmer is estimating the 
> variation among intercepts of random groups (blocks) as zero in the 
> following case:-

Negative intracluster correlation.

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