Answer: The variance-covariance matrix containing all the MaxDiff scores is not invertible. R tells you that, either with an error message or a warning. SPSS, at least earlier versions still in use, runs the factor analysis witho...

Following on from last week's post I will continue to go through the paper Regression models based on log-incremental payments by Stavros Christofides . In the previous post I introduced the model from the first 15 pages up to section F. Today I will progress with sections G to K which illustrate the model with a...

the hrs is the one and only longitudinal survey of american seniors. with a panel starting its third decade, the current pool of respondents includes older folks who have been interviewed every two years as far back as 1992. unlike cross-se...

Adjusting standard errors for clustering can be a very important part of any statistical analysis. For example, duplicating a data set will reduce the standard errors dramatically despite there being no new information. I have previously dealt with this topic with reference to the linear regression model. However, in many cases one would like to

R’s formula interface is sweet but sometimes confusing. ANOVA is seldom sweet and almost always confusing. And random (a.k.a. mixed) versus fixed effects decisions seem to hurt peoples’ heads too. So, let’s dive into the intersection of these three. I’m aware that there are lots of packages for running ANOVA models that make things nicer

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