Generalized Linear Mixed (effects) Models are typically used for modeling non-independent non-normal data (eg, longitudinal binary data).

GLMMs are a broad class of models: both linear mixed effects models and generalized linear models can be understood as special cases of GLMMs. GLMMs handle non-independence by including random effects. GLMMs are often contrasted with Generalized Estimating Equations, which may offer alternative approaches in many cases.

Related tags: multilevel-analysis, mixed-effect, random-effects-model, mixed-model, lmer, glmer, gllamm. Multilevel-analysis is an encompassing class of models. Mixed-effect and random-effects-model are used to describe a regression-like model in which the fixed effects of covariates are augmented with random effects, to be intergrated out in ML or REML estimation. Mixed-model is a linear model with a Gaussian response. lmer and glmer are R implementation in lme4 package of mixed models and GLMMs, respectively. gllamm is stata implementation of GLMMs.

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