[R] lme and lmer df's and F-statistics again

Kingsford Jones kingsfordjones at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 22:49:00 CEST 2008

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On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 9:08 AM, Dieter Menne
<dieter.menne at menne-biomed.de> wrote:
> Julia S. <julia.schroeder <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> Now, I did that in my article and I got a response from a reviewer that I
>> additionally should give the degrees of freedom, and the F-statistics. From
>> what I read here, that would be incorrect to do, and I sort of intuitively
>> also understand why (at least I think I do).
> ...
>> Well, writing on my rebuttal, I find myself being unable to explain in a
>> few, easy to understand (and, at the same time, correct) sentences stating
>> that it is not a good idea to report (most likely wrong) dfs and F
>> statistics. Can somebody here help me out with a correct explanation for a
>> laymen?
> Feeling with you, and hoping some day this will be resolved. I am sure you
> have read Douglas Bates'
> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02a/archive/76742.html
> but I thought this was temporary. The only workaround I have is not to use
> lmer for gaussian models.
> Dieter
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