[R-sig-ME] (no) significance value (gl)mer

Marko Bachl marko.bachl at uni-hohenheim.de
Mon Apr 25 16:27:21 CEST 2016

Dear Ben,
Just a short info, others may have something more substantial to add.

You will find plenty of information on significance tests and
inference in lme4 in the top sections of this website:
A short info inside the lme4 package is given by


2016-04-25 15:52 GMT+02:00 Ben Pelzer <b.pelzer at maw.ru.nl>:
> Dear list,
> In lmer, no significances for the t-values of fixed effects are given, while
> in a logistic model with glmer, significances for z-values are shown. Where
> does this difference come from? Does it mean, that the problem of computing
> the "right" nr. of degrees of freedom for the t-values of a linear model
> does not exits (or is less of a problem) for non-linear models? Are the
> significances that glmer produces (at least in case of logistic regression)
> based on the Wald statistic or may be on an LRT test? Thanks for any
> explanation!
> Ben.
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