[R-sig-ME] (no subject)

Meir Barneron meir.barneron at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 11:22:52 CEST 2016

Hi everyone,

I am relatively new in MEMs, and trying to tigure out what is the best
model fo my data. The data itself is relatively simple but the design more

To make it simpler, I am interested in investigating if there is a
difference between two measures made at two point in time (1 and 2), that
is all. My dependent variable is a grade. I do not enter into details in
order to keep it as simple as possible. My theory predicts that the grades
will be smaller at time 2 compared to time 1.

Basically I have 30 subjects, and 100 Items and I want to make sure that
there is an effect after controlling for subjects and items. Here is the
Before the experiment I randomly selected 30 subjects from a pool. I also
randomly selected 100 items from a pool. Next,  I randomly divided the 30
subjects into 5 groups of 6 subjects. I also randomly divided the 100
items into 5 groups of 20 items. The groups do not have any theoretical
relations and all was divided totally randomly.

Then I assigned one group of 20 items to one group of 6 subjects. Within
each group, each 6 subjects saw each 20 items. For each Items, each subject
gave me one grade at Time 1, and one at Time 2.

My question is how to model this design. One possibility I have tried
if to ignore the group and took into account only the subjects and the
This is my syntax:
model1 <- lmer(Grade ~ 1 + Time +
                 (1 + Time | Subject) +
                 (1 + Time | Item),
               REML=F, data = NITE1)

Does anyone have an idea how to take the "group" into account?
Alternaltvely, do you think the model I built is sufficient?

Thank you in advance


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