Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 19:01:57 -0800
Reply-To: Gary Klein <kleingary@YAHOO.COM>
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From: Gary Klein <kleingary@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: model comparison
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I like Peter's answer, but always remember that comparing models using -2LL, they should be nested models (and always have the same number of observations - sometimes a missing value of a predictor can throw things off).
Ching, do you have a reference regarding halving the p-value. I've never heard of it either.
--- On Sun, 1/17/10, Peter Flom <peterflomconsulting@MINDSPRING.COM> wrote:
> From: Peter Flom <peterflomconsulting@MINDSPRING.COM>
> Subject: Re: model comparison
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Date: Sunday, January 17, 2010, 5:08 PM
> Ching <kcwong5@GMAIL.COM>
> >Hi everyone.
> >I've done some reading about halving the p-value
> (difference in -2LL)
> >when comparing 2 different models produced by proc
> mixed. Is it more
> >appropriate this way? but why?
> >Your advice is greatly appreciated. Have a great day.
> I'm not sure what you are asking. The difference
> between two log likelihoods is not a p-value, but it has an
> associated p-value. AFAIK, there is no reason to halve
> But if you are talking about the difference in the LL,
> then, well, yes, you should halve the difference, because
> both are doubled.
> Peter L. Flom, PhD
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