This function extracts the different variance components of a mixed model and returns the result as a data frame.

random_parameters(model, component = "conditional")

Arguments

model

A mixed effects model (including stanreg models).

component

Should all parameters, parameters for the conditional model, or for the zero-inflated part of the model be returned? Applies to models with zero-inflated component. component may be one of "conditional" (default), "zi" or "zero-inflated". May be abbreviated.

Value

A data frame with random effects statistics for the variance components, including number of levels per random effect group, as well as complete observations in the model.

Details

The variance components are obtained from get_variance and are denoted as following:

Within-group (or residual) variance

The residual variance, σ2ε, is the sum of the distribution-specific variance and the variance due to additive dispersion. It indicates the within-group variance.

Between-group random intercept variance

The random intercept variance, or between-group variance for the intercept (τ00), is obtained from VarCorr(). It indicates how much groups or subjects differ from each other.

Between-group random slope variance

The random slope variance, or between-group variance for the slopes (τ11) is obtained from VarCorr(). This measure is only available for mixed models with random slopes. It indicates how much groups or subjects differ from each other according to their slopes.

Random slope-intercept correlation

The random slope-intercept correlation (ρ01) is obtained from VarCorr(). This measure is only available for mixed models with random intercepts and slopes.

Note: For the within-group and between-group variance, variance and standard deviations (which are simply the square root of the variance) are shown.

Examples

if (require("lme4")) {
  data(sleepstudy)
  model <- lmer(Reaction ~ Days + (1 + Days | Subject), data = sleepstudy)
  random_parameters(model)
}
#> # Random Effects
#> 
#> Within-Group Variance          654.94 (25.59)
#> Between-Group Variance
#>   Random Intercept (Subject)    612.1 (24.74)
#>   Random Slope (Subject.Days)   35.07  (5.92)
#> Correlations
#>   Subject.Days                   0.07
#> N (groups per factor)
#>   Subject                          18
#> Observations                      180