I would like to be able to construct tests of hypotheses such as
conditional symmetry and quasi-symmetry.
These models can be expressed as restrictions on the parameters of the
completely specified model for the frequencies in a contingency table, but
I don't know how to fit these models in S-Plus. I'm hoping that someone
has already tackled this problem.
As an example, consider the I x J x K x K table on factors A, B, C1 and
C2. Factors C1 and C2 represent a K x K cross-tabulation of
subjects respondents to a K-category question at two times.
How would one test (in S-Plus) whether the C1 by C2 table is symmetric,
after conditioning on A and B, for example? Or, is there apparent
"trend" in the response from time 1 to time 2.
Any suggestions would be most welcome. I will summarize responses to the
list.
Thanks,
Rob
-- Robert Balshaw Statistics & Actuarial Science --
-- rbalshaw@setosa.uwaterloo.ca University of Waterloo --
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