chapter  1
An Opinionated Survey of Methods for Mixed Linear Models
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This chapter introduces the mixed-linear-model form using examples that would have been familiar in, say, the 1960s. Later chapters show some of the vast range of models that can be written in this form, few if any of which would have been recognizable in the 1960s. After the mixed-linear-model form is introduced in Section 1.1, Section 1.2 surveys the conventional (non-Bayesian) approach to analyzing these models, Section 1.3 surveys the Bayesian approach, and Section 1.4 summarizes differences between the two approaches and applies both to an example. Section 1.5 concludes with some comments on computing.