[R-sig-ME] most conservative df for mixed effects anova (Carrie Perkins)
Nik Tuzov
ntuzov @end|ng |rom ntuzov@com
Wed Oct 16 15:51:10 CEST 2019
Hello Carrie:
Strictly speaking, the term conservative or aggressive should apply to the p-values rather than to the degrees of freedom.I assume you are asking what approach generates the largest p-value for your fixed effect of interest.In theory, one can't answer that question in advance.
If methods X and Y result in n and m df for the error term, where n > m, it doesn't imply that X will produce a smaller p-value than Y,even though it's often in case in practice.
That being said, a method that is likely to be conservative should have df <= (count of experimental units less the count of fixedparameters in the model) <= (count of experimental units less one).
Regards,Nik Tuzov
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Hello!
I have data from an experiment and would like to run an anova with fixed
and random effects in R. Here is information on the data:
In the experiment, 3 replicates of 48 plant genotypes were planted into
each of 4 salinity treatments. This resulted in a total of 144 individuals
per treatment, amounting to a grand total of 576 individuals in the whole
experiment. Within each treatment, random sets of 24 plants were grouped
into a total of 6 pools to make it easier to monitor salinity levels. I
would like to model these pools as random Experimental Units.
I would like to make Experimental Unit the random effect and look at the
treatment X genotype interaction as fixed effects.
lmer_model_3 <- aov(Y~Genotype*Treatment + Error(1|Experimental Unit),
data=dataframe)
What would be the most conservative method for calculating degrees of
freedom for the random effects term of an anova? When I've tried
researching this question online, I find a lot of information on
calculating degrees of freedom for basic 1- and 2-way anovas (which I
understand) but I can't find clear guidance on how to calculate the degrees
of freedom for anovas with random effects.
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Carrie Perkins
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Dear Carrie,
The most conservative number IMHO is the sum of the number fixed effects
parameters and the number of random effects parameters (in case of a random
intercept: 1 level = 1 parameter). Het most liberate number would replace
the number random effects parameters with the number of random effect
hyperparameters (a random intercept = 1 variance = 1 hyperparameter).
Best regards,
ir. Thierry Onkelinx
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Op di 15 okt. 2019 om 15:20 schreef Carrie Perkins <cperk using terpmail.umd.edu>:
> Hello!
>
> I have data from an experiment and would like to run an anova with fixed
> and random effects in R. Here is information on the data:
>
> In the experiment, 3 replicates of 48 plant genotypes were planted into
> each of 4 salinity treatments. This resulted in a total of 144 individuals
> per treatment, amounting to a grand total of 576 individuals in the whole
> experiment. Within each treatment, random sets of 24 plants were grouped
> into a total of 6 pools to make it easier to monitor salinity levels. I
> would like to model these pools as random Experimental Units.
>
> I would like to make Experimental Unit the random effect and look at the
> treatment X genotype interaction as fixed effects.
>
> lmer_model_3 <- aov(Y~Genotype*Treatment + Error(1|Experimental Unit),
> data=dataframe)
>
> What would be the most conservative method for calculating degrees of
> freedom for the random effects term of an anova? When I've tried
> researching this question online, I find a lot of information on
> calculating degrees of freedom for basic 1- and 2-way anovas (which I
> understand) but I can't find clear guidance on how to calculate the degrees
> of freedom for anovas with random effects.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Sincerely,
> Carrie Perkins
>
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