I have recently worked with two clients who were running generalized linear mixed models in SPSS.
Both had repeated measures experiments with a binary outcome.
The details of the designs were quite different, of course. But both had pretty complicated combinations of within-subjects factors.
Fortunately, both clients are intelligent, have a good background in statistical modeling, and are willing to do the work to learn how to do this. So in both cases, we made a lot of progress in just a couple meetings.
I found it interesting, through, that both were getting stuck on the same subtle point. It’s the same point I was missing for a long time in my own learning of mixed models.
Once I finally got it, a huge light bulb turned on. (more…)