[R] testing fixed effects in lmer

From: Achaz von Hardenberg <fauna_at_pngp.it>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 01:02:43 +0100

Dear all,
I am performing a binomial glmm analysis using the lmer function in the lme4 package (last release, just downloaded). I am using the "Laplace method".

However, I am not sure about what I should do to test for the significance of fixed effects in the binomial case: Is it correct to test a full model against a model from which I remove the fixed effect I want to test using the anova(mod1.lmer, mod2.lmer) method and then relying on the model with the lower AIC (or on the Log- likelihood test?)?

I thank in advance for your help!

best regards,
Achaz von Hardenberg

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