Hello great gurus - Please help me before I lose my mind!
My data is nested (units within hospitals) and I am trying to do a linear mixed model analysis. My outcome variable is dichotomous: Medication errors (yes, no). The below syntax is for nursing care hours total (NCH_T) to med errors (ME) – a simple piece of my overall model, but a place to start.
Is this syntax correct or am I not on the right track? or do I have to define my outcome variable differently? Should I be using HLM 6.0 as in the previous post? I would appreciate any guidance or references. I am using SPSS 17
MIXED ME BY NCH_T
/CRITERIA=CIN(95) MXITER(100) MXSTEP(5) SCORING(1) SINGULAR(0.000000000001) HCONVERGE(0,
ABSOLUTE) LCONVERGE(0, ABSOLUTE) PCONVERGE(0.000001, ABSOLUTE)
/PRINT=DESCRIPTIVES SOLUTION TESTCOV