Hello, I am new to R and working to understand the programming language and how the different tests work. I've jumped a bit in the deep-end, as I moved to R because SPSS couldn't handle the model I wanted to run and I don't have access of SAS (which was, until recently my go-to for stats).
I have done my best to work through a number of examples, but that hasn't helped me figure out how to proceed with my analysis. I am using the glmmADMB package to analyze count data of arrivals at a seabird colony. Data: Fixed effects: Arrivals: # of individuals arriving at the colony site in one-hour long intervals (ratio variable) TAS: Time After Sunset (factor with four categories: 3,4,5, &6) MA: Moon Absence (ratio variable of the proportion of moon absent during the night, ranging from 0 (full moon present) to 1 (no moon present)). CC: Cloud Cover (ratio variable of proportion of sky covered by clouds, 0 = no clouds 1 = complete overcast sky. WS: wind speed (ratio variable of wind speed in meters per second) WH: wave height (ratio variable of wave height in meters) Random effects: JDOY: Julian Day of Year (factor: includes 50 days) Model: glmm2<-glmmadmb(Arrivals~ (1|JDOY)+TAS+MA+CC+CWS+CWH+TAS*MA+TAS*CC+TAS*CWS+TAS*CWH+TAS*MA*CC+MA*CC, data = murrelet, family="nbinom") n=188 This model runs fine (i.e., no errors). I have also run the same model as a poisson, it also runs well, but the mean and variance are not equal (hence the negative binomial distribution). I would like to use AIC to draw inference from my data and have seven other candidate models (the one shown above is the global model). To do this, I need to extract an estimate of c-hat for the global model to include in my calculation of QAICc for model selection. This is where I get stuck. I have tried a number of formulas presented in different pdfs to calculate c-hat, including using the code: dfun <- function(object) { MM<-Anova(object) df_residuals<-max(MM$Df) res<-residuals(object) res[is.na(res)==T]<-0 return(sum(1 * res^2)/df_residuals) } This code does give me a value for c-hat, but it is VERY high (45.23), suggesting something is structurally wrong with my model. I have also tried running the model with 'zeroInflation = TRUE', the c-hat is higher (47.28). I've tried a number of other methods, but the above code is the only one that has resulted in anything other than an error message or a NULL result. What I don't understand is what the above code is doing and because of that I am unsure of what my next step should be. My specific questions are: 1. Is this an appropriate method to calculate c-hat, and if so, what is the code doing (i.e., how is it calculating c-hat, is it chi-square deviance divided by residual df or something else)? 2. If this code is correct and doing what I hope it is doing (see previous question), what is my next step? How do I figure out what the structural issue is with my data? 3. Am I missing something (probably very simple, but very important) that is causing these issues? Thanks for any help/advice, Heather [[alternative HTML version deleted]] _______________________________________________ R-sig-ecology mailing list [hidden email] https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-ecology |
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