mrqap.custom.null {asnipe} R Documentation

MRQAP function with custom permutation networks

Description

Calculate MRQAP with random networks provides (i.e. generated by a custom model of user's choice)

Usage

mrqap.custom.null(formula, random.y, intercept = TRUE, directed = "undirected",
diagonal = FALSE, test.statistic = "t-value",
tol = 1e-07)

Arguments

 formula input formula (e.g. y ~ x1 + x2), where y and each x are NxN matrices random.y a k x N x N matrix containing a set of random networks generated by some permutation method intercept calculate intercept (TRUE or FALSE value) directed whether the network is directed or undirected (enter either "directed" or "undirected") diagonal whether to include self-loop values (TRUE or FALSE) test.statistic what to calculate P-value, either t-statistic ("t-value") or regression coefficient ("beta") tol tolerance value for the qr function

Details

Calculate the regression coefficient for each input matrix using MRQAP but where the random networks are provided. This is in contrast to mrqap.dsp which has a built-in node permutation (which I have shown has higher rates of type II errors - see Farine & Whitehead 2015 and Farine in prep.). This method can easily be interfaced with the network_permutation method. Note however that this method tests whether y is related to x1 and x2 together because the different fixed effects are not permuted independently (as suggested by Dekker et al 2007). Whilst the potential to avoid type II errors may warrant this approach, further theoretical testing is needed to confirm this approach is appropriate.

Value

Returns a mrqap.dsp object containing the regression coefficient and P-values for each indendent matrix (x) and associated statistics

Damien R. Farine

References

Dekker, D., Krackhard, D., Snijders, T.A.B (2007) Sensitivity of MRQAP tests to collinearity and autocorellation conditions. Psychometrika 72(4): 563-581. Farine, D. R., & Whitehead, H. (2015) Constructing, conducting, and interpreting animal social network analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84(5), 1144-1163. Farine, D. R. (in prep) Why and how to use null models in animal social network analysis.

Examples

library(asnipe)
data("individuals")
data("group_by_individual")

# Generate network
network <- get_network(gbi)

# Create a species similarity matrix
species <- array(0,dim(network))

# Create a sex similarity matrix
sex <- array(0,dim(network))

# Fill each matrix with 1 (same) or 0 (different)
for (i in 1:nrow(network)) {
species[i,-i] <- as.numeric(inds\$SPECIES[i] == inds\$SPECIES[-i])
sex[i,-i] <- as.numeric(inds\$SEX[i] == inds\$SEX[-i])
}

# Perform network randomisation
# Note randomisations are limited to 10 to reduce runtime
networks_rand <- network_permutation(gbi, association_matrix=network, permutations=10)

# Run mrqap.custom.null
# Note randomisations are limited to 10 to reduce runtime
reg <- mrqap.custom.null(network ~ species + sex, random.y=networks_rand)

# Look at results
reg

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