[R-sig-ME] Logit mixed model power analysis

Thierry Onkelinx thierry.onkelinx at inbo.be
Tue Sep 15 17:32:40 CEST 2015

Dear Evenlien,

Post-hoc power tests are not very informative. You will get a high
power when the signal is significant and low power when not

You can always use a brute force approach to estimate the power.
Simulate a dataset with know effect size. Analyse that dataset with
your model and store the relevant p-values. Repeat this so you get N
simulated datasets for that specific effect size. Then power = mean(p
< alpha).

Best regards,
ir. Thierry Onkelinx
Instituut voor natuur- en bosonderzoek / Research Institute for Nature
and Forest
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2015-09-14 9:58 GMT+02:00 Evelien Heyselaar <ev.heys op gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> Firstly, I'm sorry if this question has been asked (and answered) before
> (although I couldn't find it). I'm doing my analysis using logit mixed
> models (family = binomial(link = "logit"), glmer model) and I was wondering
> if there was a way to calculate power for my final model. I have looked
> over the web and all I can find are programs and simulations for linear
> mixed models with a continuous outcome, but not if the outcome is only 0's
> and 1's. Is there a way for me to calculate power for this model?
> Thank you very much,
> Evelien
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