What are goodness of fit statistics? Is the definition the same for all types of statistical model? Do we run the same tests for all types of statistic model?
Multilevel models and Mixed Models are generally the same thing. In our recent webinar on the basics of mixed models, Random Intercept and Random Slope Models, we had a number of questions about terminology that I’m going to answer here.
If you want to see the full recording of the webinar, get it here. It’s free.
Q: Is this different from multi-level modeling?
A: No. I don’t really know the history of why we have the different names, but the difference in multilevel modeling [Read more…] about Multilevel, Hierarchical, and Mixed Models–Questions about Terminology
Mixed models are hard.
They’re abstract, they’re a little weird, and there is not a common vocabulary or notation for them.
But they’re also extremely important to understand because many data sets require their use.
Repeated measures ANOVA has too many limitations. It just doesn’t cut it any more.
One of the most difficult parts of fitting mixed models is figuring out which random effects to include in a model. And that’s hard to do if you don’t really understand what a random effect is or how it differs from a fixed effect. [Read more…] about The Difference Between Random Factors and Random Effects
- A review of basic concepts of statistical power and effect size
- A simulation-based approach to power analysis
- An overview of how to implement simulations in various popular software programs.
As mixed models are becoming more widespread, there is a lot of confusion about when to use these more flexible but complicated models and when to use the much simpler and easier-to-understand repeated measures ANOVA.
One thing that makes the decision harder is sometimes the results are exactly the same from the two models and sometimes the results are [Read more…] about Six Differences Between Repeated Measures ANOVA and Linear Mixed Models