It's the random effects, stupid!
Blog about fatherhood, langauge, developmental psychology, and cognitive science.
Michael C. Frank
What matters more for mixed effects models, the random effects structure (maximal vs. not), or the fitting procedure (frequentist vs. Bayesian)? A new blogpost exploring ManyBabies data. Spoiler: It's the random effects, stupid!
This article compares the two and outlines advantages and disadvantages of each:
had a recent blog post noting that the R package brms reliably converges in cases where lme4 fails, with no obvious costs: