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Date:         Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:43:14 -0500
Reply-To:     Fritz Consulting <>
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From:         Fritz Consulting <>
Organization: Carl Fritz
Subject:      Re: GLM TEST subcommand - specify error term
Comments: To: 'Marta García-Granero' <>
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Thank-you for your quick response. If I had only a few dependent variables, I could do as you recommended and repeat the analysis and specify the df and MSE in the /TEST subcommand to get the test that I want. However, the program is going to be used in situations where there are 20-30 dependent variables and the user would like to automate the process so that the program would be run once and the output would be sent to a file for post-processing into a table.

Is anyone familiar with a way that the MS(Error) can be specified as the error term on a /TEST subcommand within GLM without having to run the analysis twice and 'manually' entering the df and value for the MS(Error)?

Thanks, Carl Fritz

-----Original Message-----

Hi Fritz,

Run the analysis once (without /TEST subcommands), and copy the value for error SS and df, then repeat the analysis with the /TEST subcommand indicating the SS and the df in parenthesis. For example:

UNIANOVA sibs BY sex /METHOD = SSTYPE(3) /INTERCEPT = INCLUDE /CRITERIA = ALPHA(.05) /TEST = sex vs 13892.577 df (1503) /DESIGN = sex .

This code will test the SEX effect against an error term=13892.577/1503=9.243



FC> I am using GLM/UNIANOVA with a model that contains fixed and random FC> effects (there are some specific reasons why I don’t want to use the FC> MIXED procedure). I would like to force SPSS to use the MSError as the FC> error term for testing the significance of some model terms. I have FC> tried to use the syntax shown below, but I get an error message that the FC> word ‘Error’ is not allowed in the /TEST subcommand, possibly because FC> ‘Error’ is not a term listed in the /DESIGN subcommand.

FC> Can anyone tell me if it is possible to force SPSS to use the MSError FC> term for testing hypotheses in GLM/UNIANOVA.

FC> UNIANOVA FC> Sour BY Product Rep Judge FC> /RANDOM = Rep Judge FC> /METHOD = SSTYPE(3) FC> /INTERCEPT = INCLUDE FC> /POSTHOC = Product ( TUKEY ) FC> /CRITERIA = ALPHA(.10) FC> /TEST = judge VS Error FC> /TEST = rep VS Error FC> /DESIGN = Rep Judge Product Judge*Rep Product*Rep Judge*Product .

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