[R-sig-ME] citable references for profile likelihood CIs

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Thu May 29 19:17:59 CEST 2014

Jake Westfall <jake987722 at ...> writes:

> Hello list,
> I am writing up the results from an analysis involving mixed models,
> and I am considering including the profile likelihood confidence
> intervals (as computed by confint.merMod() in lme4 package) for all
> parameter estimates in the manuscript. Does anyone have suggestions
> for good references I can cite that explain basically how it works
> and why profile CIs are a Good Thing? All justificationary purposes
> aside, I would actually be interested in reading some of these
> myself.

If you're writing for a sufficiently naive audience (e.g. typical
ecologists), I will be bold enough to suggest Chapter 6 of Bolker 2008
(_Ecological Models and Data in R_) ... not very rigorous though
(and not available online via university libraries).

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